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Navigating The Holiday Season As A Host Family

Navigating The Holiday Season As A Host Family

The holidays can be one of the best ways to share culture and make lifelong memories with your exchange student. Over the next few weeks, many households will engage in celebration, worship, pass down traditions and reunite with family. As we approach the most festive time of the year, we understand that for many Americans it can also be the most stressful time of year... 

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Making A Difference

How A FLAG Family Is Making A Difference In Their Community

In Charlotte, North Carolina Chantelle and her host son, Ryan, an exchange student from Scotland, learned that a family in their neighborhood had been struck by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease. This family loves decorating for Halloween and it's their favorite time of year, but unfortunately, they were unable to decorate this year as result of their ongoing battle with ALS. When Chantelle shared this with her own family they all decided that they were going to decorate their house for them.  

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Why FLAG? | An Interview Our Founder and Executive Director

“There's the personal level, I hosted, I've sent my kids, and I obliviously was an exchange student myself, and the relationship that gets developed between the student and a family it's kind of surprising and it surprises the student and the host family too...."

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Alumni Advice

Alumni Advice

Dalila Morris is a FLAG Alumna and current Program Manager. She recently volunteered to share her own exchange experience with our current students on our blog. 

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Hesitant Host Mom

A Hesitant Host Mom Shares Her Life Changing Experience

Current host mother, Pam Curry, shares a heartwarming testimonial that illustrates the impact that student exchange has on a host family.

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The Little Things

The Little Things

We often discuss gratitude with our students, and throughout their exchange programs we encourage them to be mindful of a few things: It is the unexpected that often results in something wonderful.

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FLAG Fall Fun

Fall Firsts For Exchange Students

Searching for something to do with your exchange student this fall? Try one of these five, family-friendly fall activities!

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