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Maria's Story - Host Parent

We hosted a student from Spain for the entire school year 2014/15.  It was a wonderful experience that we are very pleased we undertook.  I am certain our host son also was happy he lived with us and accepted this challenge in his life.  He said many times his English improved dramatically and he was exposed to many new adventures he never would have imagined in Spain.  We bonded with him and fell in love realizing we see him as a son now. 

We have all shared that we will visit at least annually and keep in touch throughout our lives.  He has said he wants to return to the US for graduate school someday and we were a big influence in his decision. 

Our world was opened to his experience seeing the US through European eyes.  We learned to work through household issues merging two cultures.  We had the pleasure of teaching our host son a new perspective on the world and this was tremendously fulfilling to us all.  I would highly recommend it.  Kim Hegel was very helpful talking through minor issues and coaching us to make sure the experience was valuable for all of us.  

Maria Wald
Host Parent2014-2015

kimhegel@gmail.com

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