Stories and Testimonials
From heart-to-heart and across borders, there's nothing quite as special as the stories and testimonials shared by our host families and exchange students. Their experiences not only bring us closer together, but also remind us of the incredible power of cultural exchange and the beauty of human connections. Join us in celebrating their unique journeys and the love they have brought to our community.
Maria in North Carolina
Hosting an exchange student from Spain was one of the best decisions our family ever made. We were initially nervous about the idea of welcoming a stranger into our home, but as soon as we met our exchange student, Maria, all of our worries disappeared.
From day one, Maria quickly became a part of our family. She shared her culture with us, taught us about her home country, and even taught us how to cook traditional Spanish dishes. We had so much fun together, exploring our city, trying new foods, and making memories that we will cherish forever.
Matteo in Texas
Matteo quickly became a part of our family. He was kind, curious, and always eager to learn about our culture. He also shared his culture with us, teaching us about Italy's rich history, art, and cuisine. We had so much fun together, exploring our city, trying new foods, and making memories that we will cherish forever.
One of the most significant things that we learned from hosting Matteo was how much we have in common with people from other cultures. We realized that despite our different backgrounds, we all share a common humanity that connects us. We also learned to appreciate the beauty of cultural differences and the importance of embracing diversity.
Hear from our students about their exchange year!