Share your love…and your pancakes with an exchange student
posted by: Guest Blogger
How would you like to re-discover the Four Mile Historic Park? Or Pikes Peak? How about learning a new language or adding global recipes to your cookbook? Hosting an exchange student will give you these opportunities and many more. Since 1998 Education, Travel & Culture has been dedicated to promoting world peace and understanding through intercultural education and student exchange. ETC places 400 students, from 15 different countries throughout the U.S. every year. Many of these students spend a year right here in Colorado!
From Jefferson County to Aurora and Commerce City, volunteer host families provide these foreign teens with a window in which to view and understand American life and culture. Students become a member of your family and participate in your family’s daily activities, chores, bond with their host siblings, and join in family conversations all while increasing you and your family’s cultural awareness.
Colorado Host Family: Carson, Maggie and Yeonsoo:
“Carson and I have loved being host parents this year! We are a young family, I just had our first daughter this past October. It was fun to have Yeonsoo around for the pregnancy and infancy stages, she has a lot of fun with our baby and can be very helpful! Having Yeonsoo has helped me get out with the baby more and stay more involved in the community which combats the loneliness and isolation many first time moms feel. We have loved learning about Korea and I am finding myself cheering for Korea in the Winter Olympics! Carson and I love to travel and we plan on visiting Yeonsoo in Seoul as soon as we can. I truly recommend being a host parent to any young mom, it has been a great experience for us!”