“Happiness is loving a child as if they were your own.”
Hosting / Life in the U.S.

“Happiness is loving a child as if they were your own.”

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. Continue reading

A Whole New World
Student Spotlight

A Whole New World

A blanket of stars illuminates the Washington night sky as Jasmin makes footprints in the soft sand. Walking along the water’s edge, net in hand, she and her host father keep an eye out for the crabs as big as their palms. “It was just amazing,” Jasmin explained. “I’ve never done that at home. It … Continue reading

A Dream Exchange
Hosting

A Dream Exchange

When I was asked to write about our exchange experience, I said I could write a book!! My husband and I always thought it would be fun to host an exchange student. I went to a very small rural high school 18 miles from us, and I remember several exchange students there while I attended. My husband, on … Continue reading