Prom Queen from Belgium with the Prom King at their American high school in Montana
Prom Queen Orane (Belgium) poses with the Prom King, Payden

Still Hosting After a Decade!

We hadn't planned on hosting this year, but when I started reading profiles, it became clear that one of them had to come to live with us. We picked Orane from Belgium, and it has been the best choice we have ever made! When she arrived, we fell in love with her. She is so down to earth and funny, not to mention very intelligent. She has jumped into life here with both feet. She is not afraid to help and always asks what she can do to help. She will even text me and ask if she can start supper.

She has been a cheerleader at school for football, volleyball, and both girls’ and boys’ basketball. In speech and drama, Orane and her partner competed in Classical Duo and placed 5th at the state competition! She and her partner placed 2nd in state at the FCCLA convention, qualifying them for the national competition in San Antonio, TX! Orane was also just crowned Prom Queen and has done all of the above while earning straight A’s.

I am going to be so lost when she returns to Belgium and hope someday we will be able to meet her family. Orane is the 10th student we have hosted, and we still keep in contact with most of them. I would recommend hosting a student to anyone. We have learned and grown so much over the years.

Marlene and Steve Koziara, (MT), host parents of Orane (Belgium)