Hosting Federico this year has been a great experience for our entire family and community!
We are Italian, so having a student from Italy has been so much fun. We have had opportunities to compare traditions and recipes, even with extended family. We have made homemade ravioli, enjoyed authentic Foods from Italy from Fed’s family and have even had family able to brush up on their Italian.
Our 3 kids are grown, so having a teenager again has brought some young energy back to the house.
We miss going to our kids’ sporting events, and it has been great getting to experience new sports that our kids did not participate in as well.
We are boaters, and are having fun teaching Fed to ski and wake board.
Having Fed has motivated us to travel again, too, so we are able to expose him to all the great things our county has to offer.
Living in an Italian community, and bringing an Italian student into our home this school year has been a memorable time, and we would suggest hosting students to everyone interested.
Letter written by David and Mary Francis Passini
hosting Federico from Italy 🇮🇹