Category: Exchange Students

High School: The Same or Different?

High School:  The Same or Different? The exchange students are not all that happy that I have asked them to participate. They are quite nervous actually, as they stand near each other in a small clump. The Americans pile into the room, taking seats behind their international counterparts. They are clearly at much more at Read More …

Class Choices

  I am cleaning up the kitchen after family suppers, and our Spanish daughter-for-the-year is sitting at the counter. Her Chrome book is out, and her head phones are off her head. My mind is mulling over mundane, random thoughts, like wondering if I should be “really” cleaning the counter with soap, or if the Read More …

Reflections from Spain

They are four abreast as they walk along the sidewalk in Barcelona. My two sons flank their Spanish sister, my daughter leaning slightly forward and into the conversation from the end. I can’t hear their exact words, just the tones of their voices mixing together. They tease and cajole. They push and playfully jostle, and Read More …