Exchange Student Update! We're about 3 weeks away from Henrique getting here and we're SO EXCITED! There's all sorts of last minute things to think about so we're going through our list, checking it twice... and we'll probably forget a few things but hey! First time - best time!! So follow along on our updates with Henrique from Brazil - and be sure to follow him because he's going to be vloging about his experiences as well!
First off, there are a TON of things you need to get ready when hosting another human being. Hosting an exchange student is like having a baby. It was a ton of paper work but you can check out this video >>. The second step really after getting approved starts the fun process of picking out a student and getting your house ready!
The student we pick is named Henrique, he is from Brazil, which is in South America. The country speaks Potegueise. While he is here in the US, he will primarily speak English. All the foreign exchange students that YFU have to take a minimum of 5 years of English before being considered to become foreign exchange student.
Here is a list of items we needed to buy before our exchange student came...
- Cereal bowls
- Brand new bed + bedding
- Cell Phone - we provide the phone, YFU provides the SIM card
- Basic School supplies for the first day of school. -we will get a supply list after the first day of High School.
Lastly, there a many foreign exchange companies that sponsor students coming to America. The foreign exchange company we use was call Youth for Understanding (YFU). Another popular exchange program is ASF. We chose YFU because the approached us. You can hear the whole story HERE >>