Joy D.


Honey, I'm Home!

By Joy D.

What strange days we are having right now. Many states have closed schools, and students are social distancing at home with their host families. How do you deal with a... keep reading

You're not Alone!

By Joy D.

So, you've decided to host an exchange student! Your interest may have come from friends or coworkers hosting, a newspaper article you read, a tv or radio interview with students... keep reading

Days Off

By Joy D.

Welcome to 2020! January is such a time of transition. If you are hosting a 10-month August student, you're halfway through your year. So crazy! If you've just finished your... keep reading

Happy Holidays!

By Joy D.

Happy holidays from Louisiana! How are you celebrating the holiday season with your exchange student? For exchange students, celebrating the holidays on their exchange year can be an unforgettable experience... keep reading

Helping your student

By Joy D.

Adjusting to a new culture, a new family, and a new school can be hard. Pre-departure orientations and in-community orientations help prepare students for what they will encounter in their... keep reading


By Joy D.

Congratulations on making it this far! If this is your first-time hosting, pat yourself on the back. You have taken a big step by choosing to host an exchange student... keep reading

So you think you want to host?

By Joy D.

I remember when I called my parents to tell them I had decided to host an exchange student. A 15 year old exchange student. Me, a 31 year old, single... keep reading