Academic Year in America is still looking for host families for students arriving in August. Join in on the excitement and take the plunge! Visit the AYA Website and register to become a host family to an international teen.
My family and I began our student exchange journey in 2006 when I randomly responded to a postcard I got in the mail from an exchange organization looking for host families. We hosted a wonderful young man, Guillaume, for 3 weeks that summer and our lives were never the same. In May of 2012, IContinue reading “Welcome to the Adventure of a Lifetime”
This past Fall was filled with soccer. Gabriel played mostly JV soccer for his high school team, and my daughter, Micah, played soccer for her private all girls high school team. Having two high school soccer players in the house required strict attention to schedules and a balancing act of managing rides, soccer Mom duties,Continue reading “Varsity Letters”
It’s Homecoming weekend in our small town. Since my older children homeschooled, and my current high school aged daughter attends a private, all girls school, Gabriel is introducing our family to the local high school homecoming culture. It’s been an education for all of us. Gabriel has caused quite a sensation at the high schoolContinue reading “Homecoming”
Gabriel is here! Our family is learning about Brazil and Brazilian culture this year as we serve as Ambassadors to Gabriel from Brazil. Gabriel is learning a lot about small town America and adjusting well to eating out (way too often), American-style soccer, and the fact we do not put ketchup on our pizza. WeContinue reading “Gabriel”
Hello and welcome to my blog, “An International Family”. I chose to create this blog to chronicle our family’s experience with international student exchange. Our family fell into hosting exchange students completely by accident. In 2006, we were a homeschool family and often received mailings directed to traditional brick and mortar schools at our home.Continue reading “Get Ready, Get Set, Go!”