Every year, I am amazed at the courage and maturity of our high school exchange students as they depart their home countries and travel to the US. They are coming to live with people they have never met, in a place they have never been to, to be immersed in a foreign language. Every year, these same students head home completely transformed. Their lives have been “totally changed”. They forever carry with them the hearts of their host family and a piece of the United States. This is what international student exchange is all about.
“Going abroad to live and study in US for a year is one of the best decisions in my life. I learned so much about myself and about other people. My host family treated me like their own son/brother from day one, and I already went back to see them for the summer, which was absolutely amazing. Having a two families is great, but it also means that you are never really at home, no matter where you are, but it’s worth it! I would do it all over again, if I could.” – Joachim from Denmark
“I had a great year in the US. I would do it again and recommend it to everyone who has the chance to do it. My school and host family was great, I did not have any problems.” – Marc from Germany
“I had a beautiful experience that I recommend to everyone who likes adventures. This year in the U.S changed my life forever and I don’t know how my life would be right now if I hadn’t decided to be an exchange student for 1 year.” – Gioia from Italy