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Max from Germany, 2012–13

Feb 07 2018

“At first, leaving home and moving to the U.S. for a year seemed like a great adventure. However it was much more than that. Now I am able to deal with people differently, approach arising challenges differently, and even see myself differently. I became friends with so many exciting people. Furthermore, I participated in competitions, projects, and trips that cannot … Read More »

Katharina from Germany, 2015–16

Feb 07 2018

“In January 2016, I had the opportunity to spend a semester in Wisconsin, live with a host family, and attend a high school. I was really excited and couldn’t wait for it to start, but when the big day came for me to leave, I had mixed feelings, because I’ve never traveled that far by myself before, and I hadn’t … Read More »

Felipe from Brazil, 2011–12

Feb 07 2018

“I always admired the American culture, and when I was sixteen year old, I had the opportunity to become an exchange student, and I didn’t think twice. I went to Hinesville, Georgia, in 2012 and had an amazing host family and good friends that helped me. It was there that I learned to become more independent. I’m so thankful for … Read More »

Maximilian from Germany, 2007–08

Feb 06 2018

“As part of my U.S. student exchange program during the 2007–8 school year, I was placed in Warwick, Rhode Island. This was the best thing that could have happened to me, as my host dad was incredibly welcoming and became a great friend who I still regularly visit to this day. Looking back, the year abroad went by extremely fast, … Read More »

Yu from Japan, 2013–14

Feb 05 2018

“When I was fifteen years old, I decided to study abroad in the U.S. I began in Utah, eventually moving to Wisconsin, where I will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Every student has different reasons for studying abroad. For me, it was an opportunity to take a different path in my life and try something new and challenging. … Read More »

“Our biggest reward is that we built such an amazing friendship and feel like we gained another daughter. Our children learned about different cultures and how to be better communicators.…

Julie and Kelly from Utah, USA

“[My host family and I] had directly a good connection to each other. I feel now I have another family in America… We had a great relationship with a lot…

Lisa from Germany

“What I like the best about America is the people…School is really different, very social and not so strict, I love it. How Americans celebrate the holidays has been very surprising…very different…I…

Vivien from Germany

“[NWSE’s] choices of school, the host family, and the coordinator were great! My exchange experience supported by NWSE was valuable and memorable. I would like to recommend NWSE as an…

Namiki from Japan
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