Life Abroad / Life in the U.S.

Throwback Thank You Thursday: Marcos from Brazil

This week’s Thank You Thursday is from a former student, Marcos from Brazil, who sent us an endearing letter of how fortunate and grateful he feels to have been an Aspect exchange student back in 2007! Below is a photo of Marcos, his American host family, and his Brazilian parents during his most recent trip to the US three years ago. 

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“I actually had an incredible experience on my year abroad. It was great for me not only for improving my English but also for learning how to see the world from a whole different perspective. I had the opportunity to see new things, was able to learn and do things that I never thought I would do one day.

I have to say that I couldn’t have been more lucky with my host family. They were so nice and really treated me as one of them. Our bond kept growing more and more with time. Not to mention that I made some of the best friends I have ever had in my life that I still keep in touch nowadays.

Being a foreign exchange student is one of the most amazing experiences you have in your life. I would certainly advise anyone to do it.”

Does Marcos’ letter inspire you to have an international experience all your own? We’re still accepting students for our Outbound study abroad programs! Click here to learn more about the various countries you could study in and about our application deadlines!