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Christmas Explained

Dec 18 2017

It’s December, and that means it’s the holiday season in the United States! The holiday season can mean different things to different people and communities across the country. While some Americans prefer to celebrate the winter season in general or nothing at all, December brings several important cultural holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.  Regardless of what you celebrate this … Read More »

Can language change the way we think?

Nov 14 2017

Have you ever been sitting in your language class and wondering why some words in your native language cannot be directly translated to the language that you are learning? Why does it seem that one language represents the same idea differently than another? Linguists throughout history have been interested in this very question. Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf studied … Read More »

NWSE Pumpkin Contest Announcement!

Nov 07 2017

NWSE Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners! The first place winner of the NWSE Pumpkin Carving Contest is Marin from Japan! We had a tie for second place: Tim from Germany and Alizee from France.   So many of you submitted amazing pumpkins this year! We decided to give two prizes to the two students who got the next highest votes. Those … Read More »

“It is amazing how fast the students adapt to your home life and become just like your own son or daughter. They have personalities that bring a lot of different…

Mark from Utah, USA

“Taking part in this program was much more than living for six months in another continent with different people. I still can’t believe how close I got with my friends…

Chiara from Italy

“The greatest reward of my exchange was the relationship with my host families who would like to keep in touch and be a life time family.”

Juri from Japan

“At first when I was thinking of the exchange, could I do it or not… I was afraid… but then I came here and it has been so, so good. I am…

Leonie from France
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