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Exchange Extras

Exchange Extras has all the posts related to happenings with exchange students! 

  • Exchange students’ thoughts 
  • Host family perspectives

Other blog topics include:

  • SILVER LININGS.  Jill started writing this column daily, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is looking at how life changes under our new rules–and finding at least one thing positive, every day, in the upheaval.   It’s been very well received by those who have been following it.  As one reader says, “Reading your column of ‘silver linings’ has become one of my ‘silver linings’!  Thank you for writing this!”‘
  • DAIRY DREAMING.  This one covers international ag experiences, dairy worker possible legislation in the USA, visas, things dairy producers might find interesting and dairy experiences. 
  • EDUCATION MATTERS.  This more traditional column looks at family life, with a particular emphasis on how education shapes us all.
  • BEAUTY OF THE DAY.  Since 2015, Jill has searched for something beautiful every day, and then posted it to social media.  (Follow Global Cow on Instagram to see them–or subscribe to receive them daily.)

Students Available for January Entry!

Students Available for January Entry!

Did you know the US government hopes to promote global understanding by sponsoring high school students to come into the USA every year? For several decades, young people from specific countries have gotten to know Americans on a personal level, all through the Future...

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The Foreign Exchange Student

The Foreign Exchange Student

Somewhere in the crazy ideas that pop through my head, I thought it would be great fun to take on a new work responsibility... during the spring that my oldest graduated from high school, and my youngest graduated from elementary school. It was because the job itself...

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The Brazilian Weatherman

The Brazilian Weatherman

He is outside in shorts and flip flops, his normal house attire. But he’s added on a scarf and a fleece jacket, even a hat, before he’s charged outside. “Look!” he cries triumphantly. “Look at this! It’s SNOWING!!” His enthusiasm is so complete and his joy so evident...

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The Grand Revolving Door

The Grand Revolving Door

The house has gone from noisy to quiet. Perhaps it’s more correct to say it’s changed from “too noisy” to “too quiet”. The winter break seemed longer this year, but not because of the high school. It was the college freshman who came home on December 18th, and didn’t...

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