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the experience of double hosting

Hear from our new EF Regional Coordinator Jason and his wife Jenny about their first experience hosting two exchange students at the same time.

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Here at EF, we believe there is no one, ideal family dynamic that promotes a successful exchange. When merging different cultures, lifestyles, personalities and languages, there are bound to be countless joys and the occasional challenge. The ups and downs of cultural exchange do not discriminate based on family dynamic, as students living with one parent have similar experiences to those in two-parent households. EF’s Program Support Director Allison Crouse explains, “Families come in all shapes and sizes, and our team supports students and families through similar issues in any situation.” 

Meet Ida from Sweden, our Student Ambassador for the month of February.

Meet Klara from Germany, our Student Ambassador for the month of January.

We’re never around. Our house isn’t big enough. I don’t have time.  

When we were first considering hosting, we really didn't know what we were in for. The experience has turned out to be so much more than we ever could have hoped for.” -host parents Ruth and Kevin 

Our local group, students and host families got along so well from the very beginning. We knew that we would be spending a lot of time together throughout the exchange year, so I wanted to create a “hub" that we all had access to.” - Host parents Derek and Nathon 

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