“So proud of my Spanish son, Pablo! He is on the e-sport team at his high school and is the KDA regional champ right now”. – Chelsea (ETC host mom)
“Kimchi pancakes and Vegetable pancakes made by Seoyeon tonight for dinner! So good!” -Steph (ETC host mom)
“Eckert’s pumpkin patch with this amazing family. Love my host families.”
-Sandy (ETC Local Coordinator)
“Had a fun visit with Judith and Nadja this morning! We went to the Pacific Bonsai Museum and Gardens. It was beautiful and we didn’t have much trouble avoiding others!”
-Kristy (ETC host mom)
“I took the big boys (Jannik and Ethan) to Silver Dollar City yesterday. We had a freaking blast! We rode every single roller coaster, multiple times. I used to refuse to ride ones that go upside down, but they dragged me on them anyways and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”
“They made many friends in the wait lines and had the people around us rolling in laughter 😂 Especially when they were telling people they were twins and were trying to figure out who was the better looking twin.”
-Kayla (ETC host mom)
Our student from Vietnam having a great time with her American host family.
Lotte, our student from Germany, had a great dinner celebration in the USA!
Yelin, our student from South Korea, and her host family in AZ!
Chea, our student from South Korea, and Kim, our student from France, are living the best year of their lives in the USA. Thank you to their host family for giving them the chance to be exposed to NEW experiences and NEW cultures!
Homecoming week for Eric, our student from Spain. 💙
“I get asked often why we chose to host foreign exchange students. My usual answer is because I like learning about their culture and sharing American culture with them. Those things are true but sharing opportunities like this means as much to us as it does to them. Meet Mar from Spain and Emily from Germany”. – Mary (ETC host mom)
“I can’t believe it’s been a month in Oregon now. Although it feels like “What, it’s only been a month?”, looking at all the things that have happened already. This photo was the very first one me and my wonderful hostfamily took, right after I arrived at the airport in Portland on August 12th, 2020. We went on hikes, spent time at our lake house, I tried a ton of different foods, we went paddleboarding, wildfires, politics and a bunch of other things are almost constantly surrounding me and if there’s one thing I want to say it is:
I love it. I love the places I visit. I love the people l’m with. 1 month. Full of fun memories, full of love, full of adventures. I love Oregon”. – Nessy (ETC Exchange Student)
“Shopping cowboy hats and boots- Austin, Texas” – Kaani (student from Germany)
“Paella made by our Spanish son today” – Chelsea G. (host mom)
We have found more than 100 homes for our exchange students this school year! (August 2020).
Our students are setting in their new life and getting adjusted to so many new customs and habits during their exchange year.
Our students started their first day in high school! Here it is our student Moritz’s, from Germany, online schooling.
“My first week is over and I love it here I saw so much about Idaho and everything is so beautiful. My host family is so nice and lovely and I love them already” – Aaliyah (exchange student from Germany)
Wonjoong has gained a huge ammouny of confidence with his English during the summer classes. Wonjoong has expressed that he liked the classes, he could see friends as well as meeting his English teacher. For Wonjoong, this summer, he feels he is able to speak also more fluently.
“When one door closes another opens…. while I am sad that Max and Sebastian’s exchange year was cancelled I am excited to still be welcoming students to Arizona this year. I know Covid is a thing but I feel like it has taught us to give up too easily. I’m not about giving up. Life is too short. We can’t waste time living in fear. That is why I decided to move forward with hosting. We have already been met with challenges. The school district I have been employed with for nearly 27 years decided the boys couldn’t attend school so we found another district. Was it easy? No, but it was worth it. In the next couple weeks I will be welcoming Johannes and Arturo to Arizona. We will make the best of this year because that is what we are supposed to do. See you soon guys!” – Mikel (host dad)
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