May 3, 2016 – When my mother came to me and told me that she had put in an application for my family to host a foreign exchange student, I was less than enthused to say the least. The idea of a stranger living in our house for a year and being someone I'd have to look after and drive around and make.e for had …

Each year, almost 3,000 EF exchange students come to the U.S. for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of living with a host family, going to an American high school, and becoming part of their local community. Every student and host family has a story. … Julia discovered life as a big …

I've found that student exchange has been a life changing experience that has made me realise I can do so much more than I ever thought was possible. I have had a great ….. Learning and speaking a language at school in Australia, is very different to integrating in a foreign country with it. That was when I realized I had to …

The experience of being an exchange student can be ever lasting on most students – learn how it can impact you. … I didn't know anyone, I got lost since the school was huge, and people didn't think I knew how to speak in English every time my teachers would say, And here's Elaine she's a foreign exchange student.

Mar 29, 2009 – There are certainly different risks in traveling to a foreign country and living with new family. For this reason all exchange students should be aware of those risks and how to handle them should they occur. Another reality to keep in mind is that the exchange student experience is a convoluted mix of …

Oct 18, 2015 – Not that I don´t like my real family, au contraire, but the idea of cultural exchange + having a new family just seemed really exciting to me. We had even hosted students before, which had been hard sometimes but in the end always a lovely experience. I expected my experience as a host family would make …

I was an “exchange student.” But I didn't believe the power of being in an exchange program until last year, when I participated in the U.S. Department of State's Youth Exchange and Study Program, or YES. After my own experience, I now believe that exchange students can help change some of the.umptions and …