Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Building lifelong friendships and understanding

We hosted a group of young Icelandic students who will soon depart for the United States to participate in AFS's exchange program.  The group was accompanied by the leadership of AFS and two members of the first group of Icelanders to participate in the program back in 1957. Each student will stay for about a year as guests of an American family and will attend high school. I couldn't help reminisce about my own experience as an exchange student in the United States so many years ago; it changed my life.