My life has changed tremendously since I came to the United States

My life has changed tremendously since I came to the United States   I go to school in Palm Desert, a place that is called, “Hollywood’s Playground”. The school routine and the way things run are totally different than what I had experienced for fourteen years. Almost all the people I knew and trusted were not here beside me. It … Read More

Exchange student making impact at Idalia

Exchange student making impact at Idalia Colorado Preps Magazine, Fort Morgan, Colorado, January 2019 by Brock Laue / author   When Bru Carreras was roaming the halls for the first time at Idalia High School, coach Brad Wingfield didn’t know yet the type of player who would be joining his basketball program. “The word on the street and his bio … Read More

Exchange Students Giving Back

Exchange Students Giving Back   Every January for the last 10 years, Fort Wayne area exchange students have been involved with a national conservation group, The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), in a service project. The last Saturday in January is always the Three Rivers Chapter of the NWTF’s fundraising banquet in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It takes hours of manpower … Read More

Hosting Alice is the best decision we’ve ever made

Hosting Alice is the best decision we’ve ever made   This being our first year hosting, we really didn’t know what to expect. Before Alice arrived we were so nervous and excited. It took no time at all for Alice to become part of our family. There was a small period of awkwardness as we all began to get used … Read More

My best experience in my life

My best experience in my life   First day, I was so nervous. That was my first time to go overseas on my own. I felt certain distance between me and my host family. I woke up, and I felt something wrong with my legs, like “I know this is my bed now but my brain is saying “Why am … Read More

Rivera-Carrera makes new friends as foreign exchange student

Rivera-Carrera makes new friends as foreign exchange student The Eclipsy, Flint, Michigan, February 15, 2019 by Matt Ostrander / Reporter   Francisco Rivera-Carrera, senior, is a foreign exchange student from Queretaro, Mexico. He’s tall, dark-haired, and has an amusing personality. Rivera-Carrera has enjoyed his time so far in the United States. “I like being here. The school is great, and … Read More

Through the eyes of an exchange student

Through the eyes of an exchange student Redmond Proficiency Academy Newsletter, February, 2019 by Mos Suttiwetchakul / Staff Writer and Exchange Student   Four months ago, I felt frightened every time I thought that in a few weeks I would leave my home to live in another country, use another language that I was not as good at, live with … Read More

I am so happy that I have these two wonderful girls in my life

I am so happy that I have these two wonderful girls in my life   When I agreed to take an exchange student last summer, I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. However, it was one of the best things that could have happened at this time in my life. A few weeks later came the opportunity … Read More

An exchange year is an unforgettable experience

An exchange year is an unforgettable experience   An exchange year is an unforgettable experience, for you and everyone around you. In August of 2018 it was time for me to leave my home in Berlin, Germany for Beckley, West Virginia. It was a very big change, coming from a city with almost double the population of the whole state … Read More

I never thought this experience would impact us as much as it has

I never thought this experience would impact us as much as it has (Testimonial posted on Facebook by the Marsh family in Michigan, 2 days before their exchange student was going back to Italy)   This girl right here is gonna leave us in less than 48 hours. When we signed up to do the exchange program never in a … Read More