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Emma and Caterina enjoying the setting sun just before the Maroon 5 concert in North Carolina
“We have done so much already, including a week at the beach! But after seeing the students’ excitement in D.C., I’m not sure anything will top it”
“Caught some “cheerleaders” and snapped their picture… representing “
“I can’t tell you how great it is to have a big group of students in Oregon again! It was great getting everyone together (socially distanced, of course!) Only missing 2 students for student orientation!”
“The first trip to museums with Mina today. Gettysburg is our first of I’m sure many. Living on the East Coast give so much opportunity to learn about our great American history.”
“ETC BBQ was so much fun today!!! So thankful to work with such great students, host families and coordinators”
“We did social distancing kayaking… had the river pretty much to ourselves”
“Our Dollywood trip with Nina has been a fun adventure her first week. 7 days in America- 3 days of school followed by visiting Virginia, North Carolina,Tennessee and back to Maryland Tuesday.”
“Jason took the girls fishing tonight while I was at a birthday party! It was a first for Clara & Lola and they seemed happy! “
“Today we took Pancho and Tuan to Sonic for the first time and they tried their first Sonic Blast (which they loved). We are so excited for the memories we will make during the rest of his time here 🥰 #etcexchange #familyforever”
“Devils Marbleyard and Peaks of Otter hiking with a night of camping 🏕”
“My husband took Noa and our 2 older boys to Six Flags in MD today. They had a great time!”
“Kent went white water rafting yesterday! He is the right most boy. He had a blast although his left arm is really sore today from all the paddling they did yesterday.”
“A fun day at Busch Gardens with Sandra!!”
Host mom, Savanna, supporting her host daughter, Lorena, during the big game!
“Cristobal from Chile finished his first 5k race in cross country!”
Andrea enjoys cooking at home with his host family 🍝
“She got to explore the Nashville Farmer’s Market recently and drive through downtown Nashville to check out the city.”
“Svea is settling on well and seems to enjoy your animals quite a bit. And our dog Karma LOVES her from the first minute they met. “
“The girls enjoyed their first American football game at Porter Ridge High School with my daughter and her friend.”
“First rock climbing outing with Noa. She climbs in Spain 🇪🇸, so it was nice for her to experience our American gym.”
“Super FUN and successful Welcome to Texas Party/surprise party for my Leonardo💕😊💜 Thank you for all who came and I’m sorry if I didn’t get pictures of you. I tried! 😝”
“Mika @ Pismo Beach”
“We introduced Mara to downtown Nashville tonight and The Legendairy Milkshake Bar. We also determined that she is not a country music fan! 😂”
“Took Leni to see Wicked. It was her first time seeing a Broadway musical (the touring version). In addition to Defying Gravity, we were also slightly defying bedtimes on a school night. But a good time was had by all.”
“So many first foods for Rodrigo and a trip to Walmart for groceries! (We hadn’t been to the store in awhile!)
Oreo pancakes, Chick-fil-A, and the famous Jack in the Box tacos! He’s enjoyed it all so far! We are having a great time together.”
First day of school in America for Candela from Spain (in the black shirt on the right). She’s excited to be a Godley Wildcat!! 🥰❤️
“First stop – Whataburger. They’re Texans now!”
Norma got to have 2 birthday dinners, one with just the family at Eataly as she wanted some mostly authentic margarita pizza. We were too full and tired to eat her cake, so we invited some of the other exchange students who have already arrived to our weekly taco Tuesday! It was great getting them together for the first time to talk about their first days of school!
Norma and Laura Martins Froede both started school this week and rode the bus for the first time! Norma also made the varsity volleyball team! It has been a busy 3 days but I know this semester will fly by!
We have about 400 students arriving in the united states during the month of August! We can’t wait to see how amazing their exchange year is.
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