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 …
Dear Host Family, One of my dreams was to come in America and be completely part of the American lifestyle, and because of you this dream became true for me. I remember the day I had a phone call from my agency telling me that I had a host family. I remember our first email …