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Homestay Programs - a student's point of view

One of our favorite things is receiving feedback from students who participate in our exchange programs.  Whether they submit a winning photo that captures their experience or write us a letter that illustrates the time they spent with their host community, we enjoy knowing that these programs create life-long relationships between students, families, and communities. 509 more words

Student Tours

Grandma Therapy

My mother came down for Thanksgiving last month.  It had been a few months since she had seen her grandkids.  Even though they had never met my mother, it certainly seemed like our exchange students needed a little attention only a grandmother could properly give. 745 more words

Exchange Students

Alcohol for minors

Some years ago our parliament ordered a massive research into where to place the limit for minors regarding alcohol. Normally it has been up to the parents but paid research from the States by MADD in their ongoing war against youth worried our politicians. 362 more words


Screwing Up

Nobody’s perfect.  Nothing shines a spotlight on parenting imperfections like hosting an exchange student.  With your own children you have a lifetime of good deeds that help them overlook your big mistakes.   238 more words


Vancouver is THE Place to Study for a Culturally Diverse Exchange Experience

In my life as Recruiter for GO Recruitment, I have a privileged position to hear and see what really happens in a company. I want to share two recent observations: 173 more words

British Columbia

Kimchi Suicide

As we enjoyed another meal from our exchange students (it has been awhile between family visits and Thanksgiving and overall busyness), we had a healthy discussion around the table.   749 more words

Exchange Students

Orange Laptop

Although I like my technology, I don’t stay on the front edge of the technology curve.  I have had a couple of laptops.  I bought an Ipad over 3 years ago before my wife and I went to Europe, but my most recent addition seems to get the most attention. 299 more words