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Testimonials from Host Families

“Our hosting experience was such a positive one. We didn't know that 14 years later we would still be in touch with our “son,” that he would always remember our birthdays and that we would still be enjoying such wonderful relations with his family and, now, his own children!” - Richard and Margaret Smith

“Luciano really became a part of our family. It was an awesome experience and I don't think I would trade it for anything else.” - Nate Jefferson

“We have loved each of our eight exchange students as our own children... and now we have sons and daughters around the globe!” - Susan Garrett

“A lot of people think that you have to have teenagers to be a host family. We felt very strongly that our younger girls could really benefit from it. And it's true... it's been wonderful!” - Ann Ellis

“I find myself wanting to learn more and more about other countries. And it's really interesting.” – Nicole Zimmerman

“The exchange student idea can change things and make a difference one person at a time. One person interacting positively with our students... probably does more good than hours and hours at any diplomatic table.” – Mr. Reimenschneider

”The important ingredients for hosting are that you like teenagers, are able to communicate with them, have an open heart, and are willing to share your life with someone else - it doesn't take a lot!” - Phyllis Harrison


Contact Information
    Megan McCaffery-Bezeau - YFU Coordinator  
   Monroe County Community College  
    1555 S. Raisinville Rd.  
    Monroe, MI 48161