What participants have to say about the family stay
"It was amazing to get to know the family and experience a completely new culture firsthand. I was extremely nervous and it took me a while to get up the courage to speak to them more. In the end though, I felt really comfortable with them and it was difficult to say goodbye!"
-Jenna, France participant, Eden Prairie, MN
"My family was so welcoming, and I learned so much being included in the small activities of their daily life. I miss them already!"
- Katherine, Costa Rica participant, Brookfield, WI
"My family stay was amazing, and quite possibly the best part of my trip! I loved experiencing the culture of Spain through the eyes a Spaniard, not just through the everyday tourist attractions and historical sites. Not only did I learn invaluable lessons about Spanish culture, but my listening and speaking abilities improved immensely."
- Morgan, Spain participant, St. Johns, MI
"We learned a lot about the differences in our cultures. We also learned that a young Spanish girl can come into our home, spend a month with us, push us to do things that we never would have pushed ourselves to do without her there, and then steal a piece of our hearts without making much effort to do so. We truly enjoyed our time with her and are thankful we did it."
- Sandra, U.S. Host, Arnold, MO