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Celebrating a Big Tennis Win

“Henning beat the #1 tennis player in his match yesterday to go on to finals today. He won again today! District Champ. Headed to regionals next month! Great Job Henning!”

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Reuniting with Family

“Our precious exchange student, Eva, came back for a visit over Spring Break! Hosting was the best experience ever! We definitely gained a daughter and cannot wait to see her again this summer.”

Soccer Superstar in the Making

“Proud of Ayana B. and the Prosper Eagles girls soccer team. They beat Allen 3-2 tonight to win the District championship.”

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Cooking with her host family

“Elena made empanadas!”

Exploring the all of Texas

“After the Dallas Fort Worth rodeo a group of students and their local coordinators went to the stockyards for the ultimate Texas experience!”

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Finishing basketball season in style

“Congratulations on your awesome season… and varsity letter!!!”

Roadtrip through New Mexico

“This weekend, we took the Railer runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, we went to Meow Wolf with Fabian and my 2 nephews! We had a lot of fun!”

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Education Travel and Culture ETC, Host an exchange student, gallery

Olympics at Home

“Leni had a great week full of exciting sports, our family’s biannual Olympic party with silly costumes, events, and medals”
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First time golfing with Host Brother

“Our exchange student, Yonas, never golfed before, until today. Did pretty good. I guess that’s what happens when you go on exchange in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Golf happens!”

A trip through the Southwest

“All I can say is that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip together!! It was non-stop fun! 8 National Parks/Monuments, Lowell Observatory, Route 66 cafe, Culver’s….1,002 miles in 3 days of adventures and laughter! Arizona was amazing!”

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Group hangout at the bowling alley

“I love how much fun these international students have every year when we take them bowling.”
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Bringing home the W!

“Clara is a Spring Semester student who is killing it on her exchange! She recently won first place at a Tennis tournament!”

Do you want to build a snowman?

“Ilaria and her host family built a snow man together”

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Hanging out with Exchange Students

“Chili’s 🌶 and the movies with some of my absolute favorite kids from around the world!”
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Swimming Superstar

“Yohana placed for state on her school swim team!”

Cooking Traditional Southern Chicken

“Domitille made fried chicken & crunchies for the 1st time tonight. Yum! She said she definitely wants to remember that to take home to France.😃👩‍🍳”

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Road Trip in the Land of Enchantment

“We made it to our destination… now on to try new things tomorrow!!”

ETC Students on the Santa Monica Pier

“While in California, the ETC students visited the famous Santa Monica Pier! Complete with the Ferris Wheel 🎡”

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First Stop: Baseball

“Host mom Mariea with friend Maria and her exchange student Maria welcoming Svea who has only been here 24 hrs and attended her first basketball game.”
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Welcome to Cookie Season

Helping her host sister sell her Girl Scout Cookies! Bringing joy to everyone.

ETC Students Visit Disneyland

Over 70 exchange students take a trip to LA and visit the iconic Disneyland! 

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In-N-Out + Shopping = FUN!!

“Christmas shopping 🎄and In-n-Out with 3 of my students. 🇧🇷🇻🇳🇯🇵 Not a bad way to spend a Friday night. 😁😁@innout 🍔🍟🥤 “
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Future A&M Graduates?

“This weekend a group of students went to College Station! As you can see they all now bleed maroon and yes almost all of them bought the same hoodie!”

Having a Blast Shopping for Christmas

“Dallas had a super large shopping event today at the Galleria mall! 
I think final count was 48 students plus some families and local coordinators!”

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Escape Room Shenanigans

“Great day to attempt to “Breakout”. “

Watching the Texans vs Seahawks

“First pro football game for some of our students!”

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Winning as a Team

“Sandra #10 and her host sister Meredith #3 are lucky to share a love of the game. Together, with their very talented team, they won their semi-final match Tuesday night and they are now going to play in the Virginia class 3 state championships this Saturday in Salem, VA. They are both so excited for this crazy adventure and experience. Let’s GOOO Sandra and the Tabb Tiger Volleyball team.🧡🖤🧡🖤🏐🐅”
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An American Classic -McDonalds

“Aiko’s first time to McDonald’s in the US! Yummy Oreo McCurry! 😋😋🍦”

High School Traditions

“Mansfield Band Senior Night!”

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View from the Top of the Big Apple

“Great family trip to New York”

Family Trips are the Best

“Arone Fall Break trip to the beach with Jakob.”

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Education Travel and Culture ETC, Host an exchange student, gallery, host family

Quality Time with Host Sisters

“Mara taking some time to bond with her new host sister”

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Horsin' Around in Progress

“Today Svea Reinhardt and I rode at the Pace Hunt set up by the Moore County Hounds. We had a blast. 5.8 miles of beautiful trails.”

Hayale in Las Vegas

“What is more American then Vegas?! It’s just like the movies 😀 Glad Heyale is able to enjoy it❤️ 🇺🇸”

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Education Travel and Culture ETC, Host an exchange student

High School Football with Mika

“Gametime with Mika @ PVHS football field!”

Last Volleyball Game in America

Volleyball Senior Night for Emma Decker

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Michigan Group Enjoying a Round of Bowling

“Exchange student fun at BAM!”

Watching the Undefeated Arizona Cardinals!

“Go Cards! I’m happy Yonas got us out to a game.”

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Family trip to Los Angeles

“Blanca and her host family taking in a bit of Hollywood excitement…. At Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign, and cruising down the Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills 🎬 ⭐️ 🌎 🎢. #fallbreak — feeling cool with Robert Jones in Hollywood, California.”

Spooky Fear Fest in Virginia

“Did Fear Fest at King’s Dominion! The kids and adults had such a fun time!”

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Family Trip to the Grand Canyon

“Carlotta also was able to go on a vacation with her host family to Arizona and go see the Grand Canyon. She loved it!”

The Happiest Place on Earth

Caterina & Elizabeth enjoying Disney World in Florida 

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Education Travel and Culture ETC, Host an exchange student, gallery

College Homecoming Football Game

“Leni’s Homecoming isn’t until next week, so celebrated SMU’s Homecoming traditions this weekend. Leni really enjoyed the SMU Mustang Band’s 88th Pigskin Revue on Friday night, tailgating on the Boulevard, the Parade, and another SMU win on Saturday.”

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First Homecoming Experience

“Emma has enjoyed her homecoming experience. She loved her mum and she was a Queen nominee.”

Pumpkin Picking

“We had a great family day today at the pumpkin patch! So glad we got to share our day with the Heiser’s as they’ve become like family to us! Also, afterwards Lola ate her first Texas BBQ!”

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Homecoming Football Game in Ohio

“Look at these beautiful girls… Vietnam, Spain, Italy, France, and USA… Mansfield Senior Homecoming! “

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Learning How to Catch Fish

“Fishing at Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club’s annual Family Field Day. Junmin and Deborah caught small catfish, and Linh bravely touched one! “

First College Football Game

“Great day to be on the plains! It was the first college football game for Alex and Naroa from Spain and they loved it! Even got to see Elvis and roll Toomer’s! War Eagle!!!”

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Celebrating International Daughter's Day

“A little over a month ago Jordan and I welcomed Lucia from Spain into our home for the school year. Although we can’t technically participate in #nationaldaughtersday – I wanted to make this post to share how much we love being your host parents! 🤍✨What an adventure it has been already! Cannot wait for your bbq experience this afternoon! And breakfast for dinner tonight 😋🍳🥞AND HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY!!! 🎁🎉”

Who Said Cake?

“Nina Loving her first fancy cake from green valley.”

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Touring Glacier National Park

“Josie and her host family enjoyed their time at Glacier National Park.”

Family Cooking

“The girls first “breakfast for dinner”. They never heard of such a thing. Zoë made German pancakes and Gaia made tiramisu. Along with fried eggs and potatoes, it was a special meal and birthday for host mom on her birthday.”

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Maroon 5 Concert

Emma and Caterina enjoying the setting sun just before the Maroon 5 concert in North Carolina

America's Capital

“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”

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Cheering on their Fellow Student

“Caught some “cheerleaders” and snapped their picture… representing 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 🇩🇪 🇫🇷

Oregon Students Hanging Out

“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!”

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Soaking Up American History

“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.”

Students Enjoying a Traditional BBQ

“ETC BBQ was so much fun today!!! So thankful to work with such great students, host families and coordinators”

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Kayaking down the River

“We did social distancing kayaking… had the river pretty much to ourselves”

Taking her first road trip through the states

“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.”

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Learning how to fish

“Jason took the girls fishing tonight while I was at a birthday party! It was a first for Clara & Lola and they seemed happy! “

Trying the Local Sonic

“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”

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A Day of Hiking with Family

“Devils Marbleyard and Peaks of Otter hiking with a night of camping 🏕”

First Time at Six Flags

“My husband took Noa and our 2 older boys to Six Flags in MD today. They had a great time!”

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Weekend Getaway

“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.”

Wild Ride

“A fun day at Busch Gardens with Sandra!!”

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Cheering in Florida

Host mom, Savanna, supporting her host daughter, Lorena, during the big game!

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Horsing Around

“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. “

Exploring Downtown Nashville

“She got to explore the Nashville Farmer’s Market recently and drive through downtown Nashville to check out the city.”

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First Broadway Show

“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.”

First Week in America

“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.”

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First week in America

Norma was able to have 2 birthday dinners, including 1 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!

First Stop in America

“First stop – Whataburger. They’re Texans now!”

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