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I got the “moving-my-kid-into-college” blues

I did not anticipate how difficult it would be to move my hostdaughter into her University of Kentucky dorm room last Saturday morning.

This has been a very event-filled summer for Pam and I as hosts of high school exchange students for the past five years. 681 more words

10 Struggles Of Being An International Student

Disclaimer: This list really only applies to the United States.

1. The struggle that is, “You speak  English so well.”

At first you’re like, “Um, what?” Then you realize many Americans don’t know a lot about how the rest of the world works. 978 more words

Weekend in Batam

Batam island is a small, Indonesian island about one hours ferry ride off the south of Singapore. It is very popular with locals and expats living in Singapore that are keen for a weekend away from Singapore’s strict rules and expensive prices. 823 more words


Exchange Personalities

Having survived my first weekend with our exchange students, their personalities are starting to become more clear.  The honeymoon is not yet over officially–they are still acting very polite and are very joyful.   757 more words



I cannot even to begin to explain the craziness of Eurotour. It was 18 days travelling around Europe in one bus with 33 awesome exchange students from Australia, USA, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Brazil, Taiwan and Canada. 780 more words

Benefits of 4 Teenagers

On the surface, having 4 teenage daughters in the house did seem very intimidating.  Not all daughters are as “good” as my girls.  After having lived under my “dictatorial” authority for all of their lives, we somehow have become pretty good friends.   656 more words

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Exchange Jam

As we continue to get used to our 2 exchange students, we continue to realize we will have surprises for a few days/weeks/months.

In our house, the piano shares a room with my daughter’s guinea pigs.   87 more words

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