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Why We Believe

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Our new year starts this weekend, with one student arriving this Saturday . . . and then next week about a dozen more . . . and almost a dozen more over the following two weeks. Host families they have never met will be waiting for these teens. Families have gone to great lengths to […]

The Meaning of Global Citizenship

I love infographics….This one covers a wide range of sub-topics under the general heading of “raising your child in today’s global world.” It includes data on the increase in cross-border trade; companies expecting employees to work abroad; and interest of young people today in working abroad. It raises briefly issues such as: * How do […]

Our New E-Book is Now Available!

We’ve reached a milestone today! We have published our new e-book: We Would Love to Host an Exchange Student, But … Thousands of teenagers from other countries spend one or more years studying in the U.S. They come from countries all over the world. In each case the students, parents back home, and host families […]

Book Summary: A Parent Guide to Studying Abroad

“One of the best gifts we can give our children is to help them develop a global mindset so that they will be best positioned for success in our competitive, global marketplace.” That’s from Stacie Berdan, in the book she wrote with Allan Goodman and William Gertz entitled A Parent Guide to Study Abroad. Thanks […]

Desire to Create Change, One Person at a Time

“I’m going to use my experiences and skills to help bring positive changes to Ghana my motherland, Africa my home, and the world as a whole. Dear friend, what do you think you can also do to promote change?” Emmanuel Kwabena Tetteh, August 2015 Emmanuel’s comments made me think about the old proverb about the […]

Racial Disparity in Study Abroad Programs

I read a couple of interesting articles today on minorities in study abroad programs; or, rather, the small numbers of people of color and people with disabilities who participate. One article in particular stuck with me. Here’s one statistic about racial disparity that you most likely haven’t heard too much about: Only about 5% of […]

We Think We Want to Host an Exchange Student: What Do We Need to Know?

Why is hosting is a good idea? Student educational exchanges became popular after World War II. The U.S. government encouraged exchanges to increase participants’ understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improve language skills and broaden young people’s social horizons. The Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (more commonly called the […]

Short Term vs Long Term Exchange Programs: What’s the Difference?

The objective of the Short-Term Exchange Program is to foster world peace, international understanding and good will by extending international communication at the personal level through the exchange of students of high school age. It is our hope that these students will be able to see firsthand the problems and accomplishments of other peoples of […]

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