#SAEstories: Meet Nancy!

We are continuing our Student of the Week series with Nancy, a bright young lady hoping to spend next year studying in the United States.  Because of the time difference, it is often after 10 PM in China when we Skype with students. We apologized for the late call to Nancy, and she quickly dismissed our apology with a warm smile and an explanation that she would be up for at least another hour studying. This is a common theme we see with our Chinese students. High school is rigorous and competitive, and students are often up quite late to make sure they are up to date with all of their studies.  Nancy told us that she always looks forward to weekends, when she has a chance to participate in the extracurricular activities she loves. She is looking forward to coming to the United States and experiencing a different educational system. She likes the idea of being able to speak up and contribute to class discussions. Most importantly, she’s excited to have more time to devote to other activities.

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Nancy loves drawing, painting, and traditional Chinese dance. She likes to spend time with her family when she’s home on weekends. She started volunteering by tutoring Tibetan students last year.  This experience showed her that the most important lessons often do not come from textbooks. Nancy attended an American summer camp once, so this won’t be her first time in the United States. However, she is hoping to learn even more about American culture during an entire year abroad. She’s a little nervous but excited to learn as much as possible!

Nancy’s parents are nervous about sending their only daughter abroad for a year. However, they are excited for everything she will experience. They’re hoping that her host family will open their lives to her so that she’ll know what American daily life looks like. We’re certain that her outgoing personality will make her a great fit for anyone!

If you’re interested in learning more about hosting this sweet girl, contact us today! Simply fill out a host family application, send an email to emily@saeglobal.org, or call (512) 323-9595 ext. 3061.

Due to Department of State regulations, we cannot post photos of students until they are officially placed with a host family and enrolled for the school year. If you’d like additional information on Nancy or any of our other students, please get in touch with us at emily@saeglobal.org.

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