Our student stories

Ginevra, Seattle

“I have been really lucky to be hosted by an amazing family as mine is. From the beginning they had always tried to make me feel part of their family, introducing me to all their... Continue reading →

Francesca, Bothell, Greater Seattle

“Before I arrived, I was really scared and I had a lot of questions, I’d seen the family’s profile and chatted with them, but what if it wasn’t how I was expecting? And I was... Continue reading →

Pietro, Sammamish, Greater Seattle

“Unbelievable. That’s the word to describe this experience that I went through. I approached this experience with enthusiasm and willingness to know another country. I had no homesick or moments of sadness both due to... Continue reading →

Bianca, Seattle

“Everything that this experience gave me has been positive. I feel more mature, more conscious of what I can  or I cannot do and I finally realized what are really important things in my life.... Continue reading →

Monica, Portland

“Portland is awesome! It’s a big city full of green areas, trials and parks. There are trees and flowers everywhere, in the downtown, too, this makes it special. The outskirts are typical American: flat houses... Continue reading →

Pietro, Eugene

“My experience in Oregon has been great! I was very lucky because my family are very special people. When I first got there, I was kind of scared and excited at the same time. The... Continue reading →

Francesca, Seattle

“My host family was fantastic, they helped me a lot. I don’t know what I would have done without them. At the beginning staying with a different family is hard and you have to adapt... Continue reading →

Edoardo, Mercer Island, Greater Seattle

“It is a once in a lifetime experience, it is super fun and you improve a lot from many perspectives. So many good things happen if you live it in a positive way, that I... Continue reading →

Andrea, Seattle

“You will understand the American culture and at the end you will endorse its values. Personally, I got very independent: in Italy I was not used to cleaning my clothes and my room and I... Continue reading →

Federico, Portland

“Portland has been one of the biggest surprises at my arrival in the US. I travelled there before but I only saw what we would call the “stereotypical” type of american city, so as crowded and... Continue reading →

Camilla, Mercer Island, Greater Seattle

“I couldn’t ask for a better family, it suited me perfectly! I tried to spend as much time as I could with them. I’ve been really treated like a daughter, and like a sister, from... Continue reading →

Carlo, Eugene

“I always believed in this experience, I knew it would have been wonderful and unforgettable, but I was also ready to challenge myself and overcome some difficulties that I would have faced in a new... Continue reading →