In November, our host families and exchange students celebrated International Education Week and Thanksgiving by showing appreciation and giving back to the community. For many students, it was their first time experiencing American fall traditions like eating Thanksgiving dinner and going Black Friday shopping.
Check out some of the fun activities our students and families shared below! We hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and look forward to enjoying winter activities together. Stay tuned for highlights from our December SAE event!
Student exchange is a fantastic way to share American traditions like Thanksgiving with a student and learn about how they celebrate traditions in their home country. If you aren’t hosting a student currently and are interested, now is the time to sign up! We are currently matching students for the Spring 2018 semester and 2018-2019 school year! You can have the chance to share new experiences with them too. Visit our photo listing to meet our waiting students and check back regularly to meet any new students added. You can also sign up to be a backup host family or submit a FREE application now to host a student in the future! Contact us today to find out how you can change one student’s life through education and cultural exchange!
Elaine surprised her host family with hand-painted thank you cards
Elaine loved her first American Thanksgiving
Laura’s first American Thanksgiving meal
Maggie had a great time with her host family
Laura visited a Christmas tree farm
Paula visited D.C. with her host family
Jessica cooked chicken wings for Thanksgiving dinner
Laura and her host family having fun at the tree farm