Today’s Student Spotlight features a lovely student from the Ukraine located in Alvarado, TX staying with the Atkins family, nominated by our area field manager, Sherri. Anastasiia M. is studying here on a Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) scholarship program sponsored by the US Department of State. Here are some sweet words from host mom, Penny: Anastasiia is polite and …
Jason and his wife Julie are the proud parents of two lovely daughters, but last year they also welcomed international exchange student Jana into their lives!
Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes from students (and host parents!) expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had with student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you!
Today’s Thank You Thursday features Host Mom Angie in Texas, who thanks her Aspect Foundation student Andreas from Norway.
Aspect Foundation exchange programs don’t just benefit our students, they change our host families’ lives forever. Today we hear from Kathy who describes her experience as a host mom over the past two years, and how through each year of hosting her family grows bigger and bigger!
Annette and her husband Max wavered for years about making the decision to host an exchange student. It never felt like the right time. After finally deciding that there was no “right time,” Annette and Max took in Esther, an Aspect student from Germany. Annette was kind enough to speak with us about her experience becoming a host parent, welcoming Esther into her home and growing together as a family.
One of the most common assumptions people make about hosting an exchange student is that only families with teenagers at home have much to benefit. “Our kids are too young; it won’t be meaningful,” or “Isn’t it better to wait until the kids are in high school?” are often heard concerns. Tiffney, a host mom with …