As the end of the school year draws near, so begins the period of transition when our wonderful exchange students prepare to return to their home country. While it can be difficult both for our students and their gracious host families, it is good to focus on all the growth, discovery, and newfound love that … Continue reading
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Host Family & Student Spotlight: Thank you for including us in the amazing world of Aspect!
Today we are shining the spotlight on the Boston family in Illinois and their exchange student, Lucia from Spain! My husband and I actually met while he was on a (college) exchange program at my university in Wales, in the United Kingdom. I had lived overseas as a child and both of us believed that, … Continue reading
International Day Of Families
Today is #InternationalDayOfFamilies and here at Aspect Foundation, our Amercian host families are as diverse as our exchange students who come from all over the world! Empty-nesters, retirees, families with young children, single adults, families with teenage children, etc. all make up our loving host family community! More important than how they’re comprised, however, is … Continue reading
Student & Host Family Spotlight – Raphael from Germany living with the Gibsons in Texas!
Today, we are shining the spotlight on Raphael from Germany and his host family, the Gibsons from Texas. They both share their appreciation for cultural exchange and of the memories they’ll cherish of their time together! Raphael gave our office a call to express how amazing his experience has been thus far and how thankful … Continue reading
Thank You Thursday – Kuma from Kyrgyzstan!
Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes from students expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had on student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you. Below, Kuma from Kyrgyzstan would like to pass on some words of appreciation to her host mom, April: On … Continue reading
Favorite Part about being a Foreign Exchange Student! – Martina from Italy
Have you wondered what it would really be like to live and study in the USA? Watch below to hear why Martina from Italy is loving her exchange year! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more videos! If you would like to host a student like Martina or become an exchange … Continue reading
Why I became an exchange student – Renata from Brazil!
Thinking about studying in the USA? What about hosting an international exchange student? Don’t take our word for how life-changing the experience can be for everyone involved. Hear it directly from Aspect students and families themselves! This week we have Renata from Brazil who is studying and living in Utah with her wonderful host family! … Continue reading
Thank You Thursday! – Juan from Colombia
Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes from students expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had on student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you! Below are a few sweet lines by Juan from Colombia who is currently studying in North Carolina! … Continue reading
Thank You Thursday – February 25, 2016
Aspect Foundation’s inbox is flooded with notes from students expressing their gratitude for the experience they have had on student exchange. On Thursdays, we post one of these notes, sharing the “warm fuzzies” with all of you!
Today’s Thank You Thursday is from Chiara from Italy, living in Colorado. Continue reading
Surviving High School: As an Exchange Student
My name is June, and I come from Norway. I’m an Aspect Foundation exchange student living with a wonderful family in Illinois. I decided to put together a small, quick guide on how you should handle high school in the USA as an exchange student. Remember that there is no blueprint for such things, so … Continue reading