Jill, Kevin, Clayton and Gavin from Portland invited to Italy by Andrea’s family

“After the semester Andrea spent with us I will forever call him ‘my Italian’ son – he is truly a member of our family and always will be – he and my son were close and I’m sure would continue to look each other up in the future BUT the fact that Clayton was able to visit Andrea’s family and be hosted in return by his parents just helped to solidify the strong relationship I know these two boys will always have.

The chance to be part of Andrea’s family for a few weeks was an added bonus that enhanced both boys over all experience. The exchange program is life changing, not just for the student traveling to the US but also for the host family in the US… we all grew because of this opportunity. My oldest son is already saving his money for a return trip next summer to ‘his Italian family’.”


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