Host Family Testimonials

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The Ralowicz family
Lowell Catholic High School

We are so sad to see her go. We will miss her very much. It has been such a blessing and pleasure to host her. It's an honor and privilege to support and nurture such a precious, brilliant and beautiful young woman as Shane! We are also so proud of her hard work and academic success. We are also thrilled to have witnessed her transformation these past three years with us. She has grown, developed and learned so much while with us. We know that she will continue to succeed in all of her life pursuits. We look forward to keeping in touch with Shane and continuing to cheer her on. We would love to host another girl next year. We are fond of Edu-Link and hope that we may continue our relationship with you.

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The Hoffman Family
Nazareth Academy High School

I'm currently a host parent for a student from China, Anna. I'm finding the experience to be really delightful. She's a wonderful person, a good student, and a welcome addition to our home. She might be here for multiple years and I hope she chooses to spend them with us.

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The Boucher Family
Holy Cross Academy

I've been a host parent for 5 years. It's been a great experience. Culturally our children have learned a great deal. I travel internationally so I wanted to expose my children to the rest of the world without having to take them around the world. This allows us to bring another culture into our home and allows our children to learn from first-hand experience. It's been a wonderful experience. We've been working with Edu-Link for 5 years and they're a great organization; very professional and supportive of us as well as the parents and the students. I would recommend it highly. The world is a very big place and it makes it a lot smaller when you bring someone from another culture into your home.

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The Balarin Family
Holy Cross Academy

Hosting has been a fantastic experience. The kids are interesting. We've been really lucky to have 2 kids each year. They work with each other and follow our house rules. It's been a very positive experience; I recommend it. It's rewarding to see them graduate and go off to American colleges, very good schools and I only have very positive things to say.

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The Neuscheler Family
DePaul Catholic High School

I think she [Eva] is an absolute delight!  I'm so happy to have her with me for this school year.  In just the short time she has been with me she has impressed me by how mature, responsible and considerate she is. I absolutely LOVE having Eva in my home. Though she has only been with me a short time it feels (In a good way) like she’s been here forever. Eva has quickly and easily fit into my family and home. She is a delightful young lady, very smart, extremely responsible and sweet. Eva is impressively independent and I am sure this is not only a testament to who she is as an individual but also to the way she was raised. I am anticipating a wonderful year with Eva and am sad already, to think that she will not be with me next year as well.

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The Wombough Family
Holy Ghost Preparatory School

[CAPSTONE] How do you feel about the international student in your home? [Host Family] I enjoy having international students in my home. I think it allows you to gain information about other cultures and share your culture with them. We enjoy integrating them into our family. [CAPSTONE] Do you have any trouble with them? [Host Family] Every now and then we have a challenge and we sit down and work it out. [CAPSTONE] How do you feel about living with your host mom right now? [Student] I really love this family. I feel really happy about it..

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The Dean Family
Holy Ghost Preparatory School

[CAPSTONE] How do you feel about the two boys you have in your home? [Host family] I love it. I really enjoy getting to know them and they're getting to know me and my children and our American way of life. We're having a fun time They're studying hard and it's just been a wonderful experience so far. [CAPSTONE] How do you feel about living with an American family? tell me about your experience. [Student] Very good. My host family is very kind.

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The Balarin Family
Holy Cross Academy

[CAPSTONE] How do you feel about the host family program and your experience? [Host Family] Hosting the kids was great. We love kids and have 4 of our own but they are out of the house. The most rewarding thing is to work with the kids and help them with school. It was a good experience.

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The Gunderson Family
Holy Cross Academy

[CAPSTONE] How do you feel about hosting an international student? [Host family] It (hosting) is great because we get to learn about China and my student gets to learn about America. [CAPSTONE] How is your school life here so far? [Student] Pretty good; I feel very comfortable.

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The Zayas Family
Holy Cross Academy

Our experience with the Host Family Program has been mostly positive. We are constantly learning from each other traditions and different food preparations. Overall it’s been a great experience for our family.

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The Yun Family
Holy Ghost Preparatory School

[CAPSTONE] Tell me about your students. [Host family] The students adapted to American life very easily. They're doing well in school and I'm very pleased to have them in my family.

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The Gebhardt Family
Holy Cross Academy

Having Becky join our family has been a rewarding experience so far and I would encourage any family to consider becoming a host family.

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The Neuscheler Family
DePaul Catholic High School

I have having Winnie as part of my family. I am going to miss her so much when she graduates.

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The Gunderson Family
Holy Cross Academy

Tongdu has been a joy to have in our house. It has been a fulfilling experience sharing him own culture and learning about his.

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The Aquino Family
DePaul Catholic High School

Helen and Chen seem to have hit it off! Both are off to a great start. Thank you for taking to time to match us up so perfectly. Both girls get along as well as with my daughters.

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The McCay Family
Holy Cross Academy

My favorite part of hosting is watching my students generosity, joy, and friendships grow. Each one of my students are very different and unique.

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The Farrel Family
Holy Cross Academy

Daniel is really enjoying his stay and is well-adjusted. He engages with our family, enjoys dinner with us, and is great to have in our home.