Has your family ever considered hosting an exchange student, but you were afraid your town isn’t exciting enough? Were you afraid your student wouldn’t speak English well enough to adjust to American life? Were you afraid that your student wouldn’t understand or respect your religious beliefs? Were you simply worried that, deep down, your student wouldn’t bond with your family or become “one of your own”? Take a few minutes out of your day to hear Aspect Foundation coordinator Laura and five current Aspect Foundation students speak on the KSVC Morning Talk radio show about their experiences in Utah.
Josefine from Norway, Johannes from Germany, Valentina from Colombia, Raphaelle from France and Miila from Finland are wrapping up their amazing year in America and shared their favorite experiences so far. At first, many of them were surprised by the size of their American towns – and the pace of their American schools! In the end, though, everyone agreed that living in a small town offered them the chance to become a “celebrity” – making friends easily and becoming part of their community right away. Our students took the time to thank their host families, who shared their customs, traditions and love so that our students could feel at home in America.
Listen below for their impressions of America, living in Central Utah, attending American high school and their favorite part of the exchange year so far.
Interested in sharing YOUR corner of the world with an international exchange student? Learn more about becoming a host family at: http://aspectfoundation.org/host-families.