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Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

December 11, 2018

By Eva Bugnaski Jeanie Gould-McElhone and her parents waited at the airport with visible excitement. Bill McElhone and Leona Gould stood in front of both gate exits, unsure of which Paula, their foreign...

Paula speaking to her friend during A lunch.

Foreign Exchange Student Adjusts to American Culture

Esperanza Fraga December 5, 2018

After a nine hour plane ride from Madrid, Spain to an airport in Chicago, Paula Montoro was just about to board another plane to Kalamazoo when she was greeted by her host family with three balloons....

Moving From Mexico to Kalamazoo is a Life Changing Experience

Moving From Mexico to Kalamazoo is a Life Changing Experience

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager March 5, 2018

Imagine moving thousands of miles away from your hometown, the place you grew up, made all of your childhood memories and made strong relationships in. Traveling brings stress to almost everyone. When...

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

Sofie Nehlsen February 6, 2018

If you had asked me to describe the United States in 3 words, 6 months ago, I probably would’ve said Trump, The Kardashians and obesity. Not the best first-hand impression, I know, but nevertheless,...

Isabela Seixas, a 18 year old exchange student from Brazil is proudly using her flag to warm her up in her host town Saint Joseph. Seixas has enjoyed her year in U.S. but her love and value of her home country has grown a lot. Photo Credit / Sarita Nieminem

Being An Exchange Student: It's Not Like The Movies

Sarita Nieminen May 30, 2017

You’re in the airplane. You can still feel your dad’s strong hug and your mom’s tear drops on your skin. In your ears, you hear your sibling's laugh. Fun memories made with your friends come to...

Foreign Perspectives on the American President

Foreign Perspectives on the American President

Sebastian Rodriguez April 14, 2017

President Donald Trump has had one of the most controversial rises to power in the history of the United States of America. When Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States on...

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