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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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    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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    GMC Prep hosts international exchange student | News

    Busto Arsizio, Italy is more than 5,000 miles away from Milledgeville, Ga. but it’s where Federico Tartaro calls home. Tartaro is an International Student Exchange program participant. The 17-year-old student is currently attending GMC Prep School for his American senior year of high school, living with a local host family in Milledgeville.  “I desired to travel to the United States for a while, knowing as an exchange student, it would be a fantastic opportunity to gain new experiences and insight into the life of an American high school student and family,” said Tartaro.  Tartaro made his way to the U.S. through a partnership with his home country’s exchange agency and…

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