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Time for a Change

When you choose a study abroad program, there are numerous important aspects; location, language requirements, type of school credit, and of course housing situation.  I selected a study abroad program in which I would be living with a host family- it is an incredible way to improve your language skills as well as truly understand the culture and lifestyle of the host country. 193 more words

Un regalo

After reading this blog post about host families, which is very helpful, I got to thinking about what mine will be like in Spain. Will there be young children? 176 more words


Satang and me

My host nephew, Satang, recently turned 10, and he’s one of my favorite people in my community.  Ever since I arrived to Kamalasai, he’s shown interest in me in his quiet, unassuming way.  40 more words

Peace Corps Life

Weekends In Madrid: Mythbusters Edition

You know you’ve all heard about it—the constant drinking culture, siestas (the Spanish word for ‘naps’) every afternoon, clubs all night—but have you ever wondered what rumors about the Spanish culture are indeed true? 2,360 more words

Kimberlee in Mongolia: Lessons from my Nomadic Homestay

It feels strange to be sitting here at my computer and trying to find a way to explain these past 2 weeks. Each of the over 800 pictures that I took have their own story to tell, and there are a million moments that I want to share. 652 more words


Honesty and Trust

Dear Au Pair,

It’s often the case that au pairs are away from their families for the first time in their lives, and you are no exception.  982 more words

Au Pair

Einmal um die Welt

Hier ist meine hundertster Blogpost und zur Feier des Tages schreibe ich auf Deutsch.

Die Zeit ist immer laufen und jetzt ist es schon April. Ich finde es unglaublich, dass mein dritter Monat fast vorbei ist. 285 more words

Rotary Youth Exchange