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Thank You Thursday – Marion from France

As September ushers into a new chapter, we wanted to share a special thank you letter written by Marion from France, who spent her 2022/23 year in Utah. From embarking on family hikes to experiencing the excitement of prom, the year was packed with unforgettable moments! Her heartfelt letter not only captures her gratitude, but also emphasizes how she truly became a cherished member of her American host family and community. Read more about her experience below!

Marion (right) with her host family at a pumpkin patch in Utah.

I want to say thank you to my incredible host family for making me a member of their family, sharing all those adventures with me. I loved our can-am rides and our hikes as much as our card games.

Marion (center) hiking with her host family in Utah.

I am so grateful for the amazing trips we did, starting off with NYC, I had never walked this much haha, but it was more than worth it. California with all the exchange students, we had such a great time together and last, but not least Hawaii. No words to describe how I feel about it. It was just AMAZING!!

Marion at the frosty Ice Castle with her host family in Utah.

You made me discover so many things and I could never express how grateful I am to have had you as my family. I also want to thank Richfield High School for welcoming me. I really felt like I belonged there. I loved being part of the cross country and track and field teams.

Marion (right) at prom with Orlane from France in Richfield, Utah.

I also had a lot of fun being the team manager for the boys wrestling team. I really lived the American experience and I LOVED it. The football games, Prom, the sport teams, the school spirit… THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !!!

Marion creating ever-lasting memories with her host siblings during a hike in Utah.

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