One year in the United States…

One year in the United States is so much more than just learning about the American culture, experience the school spirit, and learning the language.   You’d think you come for one year, live in a random family, meet new friends, and then just leave without anything to it. The truth is, during my year in the US I went through … Read More

Hosting an exchange student has been an amazing experience…

Hosting an exchange student has been an amazing experience…   … for my family, but it can be challenging at times. You think everyone teaches their children the same way you teach yours, but that is so not the case. At first we were all excited looking at children, reading their stories and trying to find the right one that … Read More

“this was the key to my happiness”

I am an exchange student. I didn’t believe the power of being in an exchange program until now.   Everyone was telling me how amazing it is and how the exchange experiences have change them forever. I’m finally understand these people who had already been abroad. First of all my dream to go to America began when I started learn … Read More

My Exchange Year

When I first arrived here in America and people would ask me “…so do you like America the most or Denmark?”   I knew that I definitely liked my home country Denmark the most. Whenever people ask me the same question now, I have absolutely no idea how to answer. America is certainly the land of opportunity and I have … Read More

Congrats Math Geniuses!

Congrats Math Geniuses!   3 students from Richwood High School in Nicholas County were invited to attend the WV State Math Field Day competition at Fairmont State University April 30, 2016. Junho placed 5th and was named the most valuable team member and will attend the National Math Field Day competition in Pennsylvania in June. Shown from left to right: … Read More

Here we are, 9 months down, 1 to go!

Here we are, 9 months down, 1 to go!   It tends to make me a little sad but actually I can’t count all the blessings God brought to me since I came to Texas. I can still remember my first day like it was yesterday and I like to look back and see ho much everything evolved in 9 months. I met amazing … Read More

Colorado students get the big roles …

Colorado students gets the big roles…   In a small school you never know when you will be selected to be one of the big rolls in the spring play. Giovana from Brazil is playing a snobby girl and Noah played the part of a foreign exchange student from Finland, which he is really from Germany. Neither of the two … Read More

My first Mother’s Day

“On this day a year ago I was the only “adult” woman sitting in church watching all the other mothers line up to be recognized.   It hurt my feelings because I didn’t know what it was like being a mom. I have fought the emotions of wanting my own child. I always say it will happen when it’s gods … Read More

Being A Host Family

Being a host family. It is now the middle of May and in just a couple of weeks Alberto will leave to go home to Spain.   We have had a wonderful year with him in our home and he has truly become a member of our family. It has been so much fun to watch Alberto experience American life. We have … Read More