I really don’t know if words can express how thankful I am in this moment with my host family. Before coming to United States I was full of fears and concerns, I really didn’t know what to expect and I was really worry about living with people that I didn’t know and if they would like me or not. But since the first day I got here I felt like in home, each of the members of my host family have made this year an unforgettable experience and they have definitely gained all my love. With my host family I found two wonderful parents and four lovely siblings that are going to be part of my life forever. In this moment that my exchange year is close to the end I can’t help feeling sad to leave this house and my family because they have contribute in a huge way to make of me what I am in this moment.
— Maria from Colombia