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host family tips: how to say "see you later"

Saying goodbye to your exchange student who has become a family member is tough - read some tips on how host families ease the transition.

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An EF Discovery Tour is your chance to travel to your host country's most exciting destinations with a group of other exchange students and friends.
An EF Discovery Tour is your chance to travel to your host country's most exciting destinations

An EF Discovery Tour is your chance to travel to your host country's most exciting destinations with a a group of other exchange students. This year, Lea from Spain went on tour in Boston. Hear about some highlights of her trip below!

Q: Why did you choose to go on a Discovery Tour in Boston?
Lea: I'd seen Boston in the movies and on TV and fell in love with it. I wanted to meet other exchange students and learn about the history of the United States firsthand. 

Q: What was your favorite part of the trip?
Lea: Definitely visiting Harvard. I was very excited about it beforehand. When we were there, we were able to talk with actual students and that was super interesting. 

Q: What does a Discovery Tour mean to you?
Lea: It means visiting different parts of America because they're all so different. I currently live in a small town in the middle of New York state, but when you go to New York City youre in a completely different world. That's one of the reasons why I love America. 


DID YOU KNOW...

Coming "home for the holidays" has likely taken on a new meaning for your family this year. Your student may be far away from the place they've called home
In Sweden, the Christmas festivities begin on December 13th with St. Lucia's Day, a celebration of the Patron Saint of light.
Every year the US Department of State and the US Department of Education come together to organize a week dedicated to celebrating
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