Before the end of 2011 the world population will have reached 7 billion people. The United Nations Population Fund (unfpa.org) is leading an innovative global campaign to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that this milestone presents.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extols the importance of international exchange programs and encourages American families to host exchange students in a video posted to Exchanges Connect’s You Tube channel.
First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sherry Saunders and I have been a single host mom since1994. My 17th exchange student is due to arrive August 23rd, and I am just as anxious and excited as the time I picked up my first student Andre Riberio, who is now 31 years old and married.
Since the Obama family arrived in Europe has there been an airport reception and welcoming committee like this one!! In 27 years, this is the largest airport delegation I have ever seen. It was so fun to see all of you that day.. Elissandra must have loved the weather...maybe it was warm enough for her to take off her boots? What a honey she is! I have to mention, it has become a foreign exchange tradition at my house..students are measured when they arrive and when they leave. Will she grow taller on American junk food?
Teresa Harris, former ICES Director of Admissions, collected money for the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Even though the Horse Trail was reschedule for later date due to the rain, Teresa raised $500 and the money was donated to a great cause. Among the contributors were Bonnie Gunter- Director of Student Affairs, Eleita Kinard – Regional Administrator, Margaret Murray – Regional Administrator, Arlette Haupt – Area Rep, Duda Silva- Director of Admission, Luiz Marzullo – CFO and John Crist – President of ICES. Thank you all for your great support in this matter.
"Students at Hurricane High School may not have realized it, but they were in for a special distinction when Gov. Joe Manchin participated in a ceremony to honor 71 recipients of the Promise scholarship at their school this week."
Fredric Jost is not a citizen of Bibb County. In fact, he isn’t even an American citizen. Since August 1, 2008 he’s been living in Greenpond, Alabama as a foreign exchange student with the Billy Colley family. While he has been humbled by a ten-month experience in Greenpond, Alabama it is we who should feel honored. You see, Freddy is not your ordinary teenager. He’s a young man with an extraordinary talent and a pure love for life. His charisma and pleasant nature has been an asset to our community
As foreign exchange students at Warroad High School,, we would like to thank the whole community for this wonderful year and the experience we had. It has gone faster than we could ever imagine and we definitely became more responsible and mature.