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Thank You Thursday – Shifa from India

For today’s #ThankYouThursday, Shifa from India would like to say thank you to her host family in Washington for giving her an experience of a lifetime . Her sweet words remind us all how meaningful cultural exchange can be for these students and the HUGE role that our generous host families play in that impact. 


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Shifa from India (Left) with her host family enjoying some snacks after a baseball game in Washington.

“I never thought that I would ever travel to the US and be blessed to live with an amazing family. The family I was given was bicultural, including French as well as an American background. They had 2 kids of ages 5 and 2. Both of them are hilarious and so energetic, I enjoy spending time with them. The style of living is completely different than what I was used to in India. I was never expecting to have such a close connection with another family, other than my own, but God has given me the gift of two families who are loving, caring and supportive towards me. It was truly a dream that has come true! I am beyond thankful for all the friendly faces I met in my time here and the memories I get to take home and remember always.” –  Shifa

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Below is a sweet testimonial video that Shifa made for her host mom as a special Mother’s Day gift.

 


Are you thinking of hosting a exchange student? Why not create a special bond with a young person this school year! See how to apply below:

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