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“This completes my third year hosting as a double placement, and I would not even consider a placement through any other agency. The three of us got along delightfully and learned a lot about each of our respective countries, customs and culture.”

Lane from Washington, USA

“This was our first experience. Everything went very smoothly for us. My husband, who was pretty nervous about the whole idea [of hosting], loved the experience. He texted me the morning our exchange student left and thanked me for the good idea and going forward. School wasn’t easy for her, but our student was VERY studious and committed.”

Laurie and Glenn from Montana, 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 here and I am sure that I’ll stay in touch with some of them for a long time. I created a great relationship with my host family and I have no doubts we will never lose each other. I also learned to look at things from different points of view and I understood that the way I always do things is not the only right one. I improved my English as well, which will help me so much in the future. I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met and the great memories I’ll bring back with me.”

Chiara from Italy

“I would recommend NWSE, because the coordinators and the staff in the headquarter put a lot of effort into providing the best care and support for exchange students during their experience.”

Philipp from Germany

“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. They also developed lifelong friendships. It was amazing to see our student embrace the American way of life. Every day was an adventure that she looked forward to waking up to. NWSE was there for us during the whole experience to guide us if we needed help and to ensure that the students were following rules. You will never regret this experience, it’s one of the best things we have done and so rewarding.”

Julie and Kelly from Utah, USA

“Every person I’ve met here in some way made me think better about myself. And this, I must say, is my biggest impression here. That anytime you talk to somebody – they make you feel and think better about the world. It doesn’t even matter how naive it is, because that’s what makes everybody here, and me personally happy! I am also very grateful that I am here and I have such a wonderful people around me like my local coordinator,  guys from NWSE, who are always here for me and my host family, whom I have already learned a lot from.”

Arina from Russia

“[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 exchange program to others.”

Namiki from Japan

“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 perspectives to your lives. They may make you step back and look differently at something. The biggest reward is when they start treating you like a real parent. If you want a cultural experience and love the family atmosphere this is for you.”

Mark from Utah, USA

“Probably the biggest reward of being an exchange student was being hosted by an amazing family. I couldn’t imagine life without them anymore and I feel like I will be at home there forever. Another big reward was getting to know another culture not just as a tourist, but as a full member of my community and therefore experiencing things I could have never experienced as a guest. That really broadened my horizons.”

Julia from Germany

“[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 of fun. I showed myself what I’m able to [do] when I try and I could test out new limits. I had a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll never forget.”

Lisa from Germany

“I think the greatest reward I got from my exchange was not only the better English skills but also every experience and lesson I had learned. It changed myself and my mind about American culture. I also got the friendship between Thai and Mexican [exchange students] and also American that is valuable. It’s so amazing that we could be friends although we speak different languages.”

Nawaporn from Thailand

“I truly felt like a part of the family, whenever I had a problem they helped and we got really close. I could have tons of fun and talk to them about anything. Saying good-bye was unbelievably hard.”

Marius from Germany

“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

“I felt secure because I know if something happens I just need to call and I get help.”

Vera from Germany

“My NWSE Exchange has been perfect – the best decision I ever made.”

Emil from Germany

“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 so, so happy. I am so glad I did the exchange.”

Leonie from France

“America is awesome. You have freedom here. You can do what you want to do- nobody tells you what you have to do. You are free to make your choices. I love it. I am becoming a more independent person.”

Punnada from Thailand

“America is amazing. I love it. My exchange has been amazing and it was a great decision for me to do this. My exchange has made me grow and be a better person. I am on the wrestling team at school and it has been incredible. I was terrified…its so exciting and I’m doing it. Those six minutes have been the most exciting six minutes of my life… I am so focused and my heart is pounding. I love it. NWSE has been great – I would recommend it to anyone wanting to do an exchange.”

Miguel from Spain

“What I love the most about my exchange in America is my host family. I will definitely come back to America to see them and all my friends. The food, school, people it is all so different from Spain. I like my school a lot. I am so glad I made this decision to exchange to the US. NWSE is a great organization and a great opportunity for being an exchange student in the US.”

Sol from Spain

“What I like so much about America is the space – the land, the sky. It is so beautiful.”

Shunnosuke from Japan

“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 am so glad I did this exchange. I am really glad I chose NWSE. I couldn’t ask for a better coordinator here or in Germany. Everybody is very nice and always ready to help!”

Vivien from Germany

“My exchange has been great. I love my family so much.”

Mariana from Brazil

“I love my family. I am so happy.”

Antonia from Germany