Thanks for dropping by! You most likely found this page because you know us and want to follow our adventures with hosting exchange students. But, maybe you’re someone thinking about hosting, or looking to see if other host families have had the same experiences as you. Either way, we’re glad you’re here.
We are a couple in our thirties who live in the awesome city of Ann Arbor. A few years back a friend of ours starting hosting exchange students and we greatly enjoyed getting to know those international students. Since kids are totally not in the cards for us but we did enjoy these older children we thought it might be fun. Last year we hosted our first student, N, a Dutch girl. It was one of the most amazing years of our lives – sharing our home with someone with such a different perspective and experience. We did so many things together: traveling, performances, volunteering… and just hanging out and being a family. We wish we had blogged it but our facebook/twitter/instagram/yelp feeds tell the story.
This year we are hosting T, a Dutch boy. It was kind of strange the way this came to be but we can’t wait for him to get to us so that we can begin our second year of welcoming an exchange student into our home, community and family. Stay tuned to this photoblog to follow our adventures. From time to time we’ll also post about hosting in general including how you can experience the joy of opening your home to a foreign child.