What Host Parents are Saying

Parent Feeback, Testimonials and Advice

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Host Family Reflections

(excerpted from US Department of State website)

We learned and grew, not just shared & taught. -- Muller family, Wilder, ID

Hulkar added value to my life as well as to my children's life.-- Tassi family, Orlando, FL

It has been a wonderful experience! Olga has become an integral part of our family. We have received much more that we have given. -- Belba-Gonzalez family, San Jose, CA.

I feel that I need to let you know that my experience with Leyla has been so wonderful. She fit in well with my family that some would have to wonder if she was part of our family. I can honestly speak for the many faculty, staff and students here at BHS that Leyla has left an absolute, wonderful legacy here at BHS. We all love her so much and will miss her greatly. -- Deanna Griffey, Booneville, AR.

We really enjoyed being host parents, especially our last 3 FLEX students. -- Everingham family, Wichita, KS

My husband and I both feel that when Artem gets back home and has a chance to reflect on his stay here in America it will be one of the best things in his life. Sometimes we are too close to something to see how really wonderful it is and it takes a chance to look back before we really see clearly. I think this program is excellent in helping these students discover that we are all basically the same and I would encourage anyone to take advantage of a program such as this to experience the cultural exchange between two different countries. I know we learned many wonderful things about Russia. -- Welch family, Rye, CO

Benefits of Hosting

(excerpted from US Department of State website)

By hosting, you have a chance to make a difference in today's fast paced environment--you don't have to leave your own home to be a volunteer, you can just open up your home, heart and mind to create a mutually beneficial learning environment.