June 2014

Spring 2013 Newsletter Now Available!

Spring 2013 Newsletter Now Available!

Check out the Inbound Team's Spring 2013 Newsletter, featuring essays, quotes, and pictures submitted by our 2012-2013 A-SMYLE, ExCEL, FLEX, and YES students!

Living in a "Melting Pot" Society - A Kosovar's Experience in the U.S.

Living in a "Melting Pot" Society - A Kosovar's Experience in the U.S.

Alba submitted the following essay as a part of the 2012-13 My American Experience Essay Contest and won first place! She was asked to write about her experience as a exchange student in the U.S. and how that has affected her as a leader. Alba is on the YES program and is from Kosovo.

 

 

Now collecting recipes for our 2014 Recipe Calendar!

Now collecting recipes for our 2014 Recipe Calendar!

We are excited to announce we are now collecting student submissions for our 2014 American Councils Recipe Calendar! Since our 2013 calendar was such a success, we look forward to seeing what new and delicious recipes this years students submit!

Fall 2013 Newsletter Now Available!

Fall 2013 Newsletter Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2013 Inbound Newsletter is now available!

After the Orientation

After the Orientation

Your exchange student has finally arrived! He or she has met the family, toured your home and about town, and registered for classes. After that whirlwind of excitement, things have just begun to settle down – but what now?

Talk to your student. Ask him or her:

What are your goals for the year?

Total language immersion?

A rich cultural experience?

A particular academic study?

The Ideal Family

The Ideal Family

An ideal host family comes in all shapes and sizes. Single, married, no kids, five kids, empty nesters – any of these arrangements can make up a great host family.  On the other hand, basic qualifications for host families are straightforward: a bed for the student to sleep in, meals, rides/transportation, and treating your student like one of the family, no matter how your family is made up.