“I lived six months here in the U.S. and trust me, six months just of thanking are not enough to pay back for what I got. I got a new family, and with that I discovered a different concept of family itself, totally different from my natural family but equally important.”
-Alessandro from Italy

“This experience has helped me a lot. It has created a new man. I feel more independent and also like a worldwide citizen. I learned from every experience and if I have the opportunity in the future, I will repeat this magical experience.”
-Santiago from Colombia

“I came on the 4th of August to Oklahoma, USA. My dream came true — I had the opportunity to do an exchange year. I was so excited about it! I had awesome experiences with my host family, the school, my friends, the church, and my coordinator. I learned a lot of things. I can handle problems by myself, I am more open to people that I don’t know and the people that I know, my understanding is way better, I learned a lot about the culture. And I also learned a lot for the life!”
-Janina from Germany

“I couldn’t have asked for a better family. You guys went far beyond what you needed to do to make my year a good experience. You gave me so many great memories and you introduced me to your incredible family that I’m going to miss a lot. You took a complete stranger into your family, and made my year perfect, and for that I am forever grateful.”
-Henrik from Denmark

“This experience has been amazing for me. I have learned so incredibly much about your country, culture and language that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and I feel so lucky. I will, no doubt, be coming back!”
-Ellie from Norway

“I couldn’t be happier with my host family — they were always by my side. I want to thank my teachers, that helped me with my English and not only that, but they gave me support when I needed. This year was a great experience for me that I will never forget! Thank you all.”
-Alana from Brazil

“When I came here I hoped that this would be a good experience, but I was not completely sure. It turned out to be much more than that. I feel like I have grown a lot over the past year. Thank you all so much! Especially my great host family, the teachers and staff at my school and my friends. I could not have done it without you, and I will always remember you.”
-Timo from Germany

“The high school spirit is just something that cannot be explained. All the baseball games against other schools. I love my teachers! They’ve taught me so much, and supported me. Other students in my school are very friendly as well!”
-Saara from Finland

“I’ve become more independent without a doubt. I’ve become much more outgoing and I have more experiences and understandings of this culture than I could ever have dreamed of if I didn’t decide to study abroad.”
-Emma from Norway

“Meeting new people, having some awesome friends, learning about different culture, and living a different lifestyle is priceless.”
-Anja from Montenegro