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It is very hard hosting a foreign exchange student. Especially if they are selfish, rude, ignorant, annoying, and down right stupid like mine was. She never said please or thank you, she stole a box of tampons from us (they are suppose to buy their own toiletries), she never offered anything to us (even though we offered her a home to live in), she has low C's and never understands our simplest sentences, and she talked crap about us to her friends on the phone.. IN ENGLISH.

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Student exchange programs are for the adventurer of life, those who love to try new things and people who love exploration. There is no better way to learn a different culture than by experiencing that culture. Learning outside the classroom, living in a completely different culture and immersing oneself in that culture; what could be more exhilarating?

Leaving the comfort of one’s home, flying halfway around the world and living with strangers can be frightening. Yet, thousands of students do so every year. There are benefits for the student and the host family. One of the greatest benefits is that both sides are exposed to a different culture and language. Not only the foreign student learns in an exchange program; the family can learn just as much. The two can teach each other a new language, both learn about a different country and learn a new way of cooking.

Another benefit that goes both ways is sight-seeing in your own state. Most people head out of the state, or at least out of town, when going on a vacation. When you have a foreign exchange student, however, one of the goals of the program is to introduce your home to the student. Families can plan all sorts of mini vacations in their own state as well as day trips in their town. Both the foreign exchange student and the host family get to know the area as well as enjoy sight-seeing together.

The relationship that forms between the student and the host family is one that can go on indefinitely. A lot of bonding goes on in a school year, even a school semester, when living with each other. After the time is over, plans can be made for future visits; the host family can visit the home of their exchange student and the exchange student can visit the host family again. Meanwhile, letters and cards are something everyone can look forward to. Forming lasting relationships is another wonderful benefit.

Student exchange programs benefit everyone. Open your home to a student and that student will open their heart to you.

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a student go and stay in a different country for a year

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What is the foreign exchange policy for a student coming to study in America?

Foreign student who wish to study in the USA must apply for a student visa and be approved before entering the country. Before applying for a student visa, students must be accepted into a university's foreign exchange student program.

How can one be a foreign exchange student in the US?

One can be a foreign exchange student in the USA by joining the Student Exchange Program. Many courses have an option of studying one year overseas in the United States. There are American Studies courses in the UK that have this option.

How do you become an exchange student?

There are a multitude of foreign exchange student programs. The best place to start is at the guidance counselor office in the school.

How old do you have to be To be a foreign exchange student?

Usually from 15 until your twenties

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What should i do if I am in love with my foreign exchange student and I am 4 years younger?

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Can American couple adopted foreign exchange student who is over age 21?

no, they are legally an adult,

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During the exchange studies abroad, how will you promote your own undergraduate program to all other students?

Where can I apply to go to Turkey as an exchange student?

You can apply to be a foreign exchange student to Turkey at You should be in good health and have a decent GPA. You should also be in high school or an equivalent program.

Was Barack Obama a foreign exchange student at Columbia university?

If you are asking about President Obama, no he was not. He was born in the USA and never studied at any foreign universities. But if you are asking about his father (who had the same name as the president), he did come to America to study as an exchange student, and eventually, he returned to Africa.