November 2019, Vol. XXV, No. 3

Article Index


2) On the Home Front

Maine to Washington State—here's how the boys are getting along in late autumn...

Two Perspectives

Exchange Student from Somaliland on a Horse 360x360 

"Hosting an exchange student from such a different culture and country for a whole year is a big undertaking..."

"From my first days in NH and VT I experienced a lot of new things. For example, I met the family dog, Buddy, who..." 

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"Mom in Maine"

Spanish Exchange Student Icicle 360x360 

The firsts are what amaze me the most about my exchange son, Eneko, this year. The excitement that fills him when he's about to do something or see something he's never seen before brings me so much joy. 

There have been many firsts this year... 

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Festival of Flowers

Teenage boy from India arranges flowers for holiday with U.S. host family 

I celebrated an Indian festival called Bathukamma (The Festival of Flowers) with my host family and it was amazing sharing my culture.

As it is the festival of flowers, we started collecting flowers a week before. We cooked my favorite sweet called samiya. My family... 

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