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    German exchange student Boettcher taking Viroqua hockey to new heights

    December 8, 2021 10:50 PM Posted: December 8, 2021 10:50 PM On the local ice, Viroqua girls hockey looks to build on an impressive 2020 season, and they’re relying on a piece of their team who’s traveled 4,000 miles to get there. It’s Leonie Boettcher, a foreign exchange student from Berlin, Germany. She has played hockey overseas since she was three years old, and she always wanted to play hockey in the States. Even with all her experience with the game, she was worried about fitting in, but with Viroqua she’s found a second family. “I am so glad she’s here, she’s a really good asset to the team,” said…

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    Exchange student program hopes to return to county | Local News

    Organizers of Education First High School Exchange Year are hoping that four local families will be able to welcome foreign exchange students into their Hopkins County homes next school year. Hosting an exchange student is more than providing a bed to sleep in and meals to eat. As a host family, you are welcoming a new member into your home, sharing your everyday lives, growing and getting to know one another, and sharing cultural experiences and perspectives you may never have known existed. EF is a program that has been promoting global awareness through student exchange for over 40 years. Regional Coordinator Educational First School Exchange, Megan Chaney, is in…

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    Exchange program offers students opportunity to grow | News

    Portugal, Germany, Spain and Montenegro are the countries represented by this year’s exchange students at Centennial High School (CHS).  One thing the students have in common is that they were inspired to study in the U.S. either by the movies or their friends.  It’s long been a tradition to have exchange students at Centennial High School through programs like American Field Service (AFS), International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES), Education First (EF) and Greenheart Exchange.  “Travel and exposure to other people is very important for enrichment and to grow,” said CHS World Culture Club Coordinator Julie Cross. “People have more awareness of the world and an awareness of how other people…

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    International Students | News | jonesborosun.com

    JONESBORO — Students from around the world paired Wednesday up to learn about different cultures and their languages during International Education Week festivities. “It is a great opportunity to practice and learn other languages but nothing too extensive though,” Kevin Berry, student engagement specialist, said about SELL (speed exchange of language learning) at the International Programs Building at Arkansas State University. “This event is set up to pair students who want to study abroad with current enrolled exchange students or ambassadors from various nationalities to talk about experiences of their country or region.” Mallory Yarbrough, director of international programs, said International Education Week provides an opportunity for international students to…

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    Did you know Jin from BTS went as an exchange student to Australia? These throwback pics will melt your heart

    BTS’ Jin’s adorable pics from his time in Australia&nbsp Before becoming the Mr Worlwide Handsome that we all know and love, BTS’ singer Jin was an adorable boy stealing hearts with his innocent looks. While millions of people know him for his accomplishments and superior visuals, but did you know he was once an exchange student and travelled across the globe to Australia? Here’s everything you need to know about that short trip. Let’s throw it way back to 2007 when a little Jin was clad in his red hoodie and taking Australia by storm with his boyish looks. As part of a student exchange programme, he had attended a…

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    Big Rapids exchange student finishes volleyball season

    BIG RAPIDS – It was a learning season for the Big Rapids Cardinal volleyball team, and also for a foreign exchange student from Belgium, Lucie Meurez, a sophomore. “I do play volleyball in Belgium, but I don’t play a lot like there, she said. “I play one game a week and I have practice twice a week. But I don’t have practice every day like they do here. It’s harder, but I love it. I love my team.” Meurez said she’s in a club at Belgium and plays all year. She has played it since age 7. “The people in America are better at this than the people in Belgium,”…

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    Q&A | French exchange student navigates UC during COVID-19 | News

    Rémi Carteret, an exchange student at the University of Cincinnati.  Provided | Rémi Carteret Over the past year, students at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and across the United States have gone through the ups and downs of COVID-19. Online learning, campus closures and isolation have contributed to stress, confusion and so many DIY projects.  The pandemic has become the new normal for many students as they continue to navigate the day-to-day uncertainty. Yet, despite the looming force the pandemic still holds, UC has been able to begin hosting exchange students on campus again. These students selected UC for many reasons, each one choosing to make the campus their temporary…

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