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Coping with Transitions and Change

For many students starting a program at college or university is a huge transition.  Some  people have left home for the first time or are coming back after being out of school for a long time or have moved many miles from their home and country to pursue an educational goal. 260 more words

Thriving As A Student

Campus just a drop punt from new family ties

Exchange student Hanako Aono received a crash course in Aussie Rules this month in the home of avid Cats supporter Margaret O’Rourke.

“I have actually seen a footy game on TV before in my residence, but seeing one with a family was really great because they have one team to support and I could follow them, not just watch it blankly,” Hanako said. 530 more words


More than a Vacation

By Kayla Smithgall

For the 2016-2017 school year, SHS has become the host of eight foreign exchange students from around the world. These eight students represent five different countries. 643 more words


Internationalising Education and Cultural Competence

Becoming an exchange student is a tough decision to make; to leave your family, friends and comfortable surrounds behind for a new country and culture. Given the brave, self-improvement opportunity that these students are embarking on, it is still a sad fact that many find it difficult fitting into the foreign culture of their exchange location. 354 more words


Some welcome to America

Nearly everyone 21 and older has a 9/11 story. Some lost friends or family in the tragedy. Some were stranded in travel. Some remember watching it on TV with strangers. 1,214 more words



Wow.  So much has changed in the last four years since I updated last.  People still read the blog and comment.  I’m grateful.

Our first exchange student will be 42 next week.   128 more words

Exchange Students

My nine children, plus a few more ...

Boating off the coast of Sweden with Fredrik’s family

No time for blogging lately as I’ve been running around with my kids and former exchange student. 1,860 more words