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Thank You Thursday – Oct 1, 2015

Aspect Foundation’s inbox floods with notes from students expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had on student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you!

Happy October! This year’s first TYT comes from Maria from Spain, in Utah.


Maria watches football for the first time with her host family.

Hi, I am Maria and I am from Spain.

I have been in Utah for a month and I am having a great time!

I just want to tell you that this experience is awesome and I will never forget it.

I am doing good at school and I have a very good relationship with my host family. My host family is so nice and funny. They want to show me everything. I have 6 younger siblings, and all of them are awesome. My host parents love to talk with me. They treat me as if I was another member of the family. I feel like they are my real family now. I am learning a lot with them. I love my host family!

I also want to say thank you to Aspect Foundation and the awesome job you are doing.

It’s being the best experience of my life!

Best part yet, upon giving us permission to share her letter as a TYT she also revealed,

Of course! My cousin was also an exchange student in Colorado last year and she had the best experience of her life too! She wrote amazing things on Thank You Thursday.

How incredible! Maria’s cousin, Victoria, indeed was our student last year in Colorado, and had her letter featured on TYT as well – You can find her letter here. Talk about a family that must be proud.


Maria and her host family visit Yellowstone National Park