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Thank You Thursday – Cristina from Romania

Thank You Thursday is here and this week we are featuring Cristina, who spent her 2022/23 year in Texas with the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program sponsored by the Department of State. From presenting during International Education Week to cheering on at football games, Cristina reflects on her unforgettable year and the strong bonds she has formed.

Cristina and her host sister at the Pink-Out football game in Joshua, Texas.

I am so very thankful to my host family for choosing me and for being the best American family I could have asked for. They made me feel like a part of the family since the very beginning and treated me like one of their own. They will always be my second family and I know this is a life-lasting bond. I am thankful to my friends for showing me all the fun parts of the American teenage life.

Cristina’s presentation of Romania’s culture during International Education Week.

Thank y’all so much for everything y’all have done for me this year! I appreciate every single person that has had an impact on me over this past year! Nothing would’ve been the same without y’all!

Are you interested in making a student like Cristina a part of your family for the upcoming year? We are still looking for American host families to welcome a student in the fall! Check out the profiles of our wonderful students for the upcoming 23/24 year!