Cultural Highlight – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you are currently hosting international students, you have the opportunity to enrich their experience by celebrating this elaborate holiday. One way to do this by hosting an American traditional dinner. Having a turkey or Tofurkey with all the trimmings laid out on the dining room table can be an amazing … Continue reading

Yves: Welcoming New Students

Yves: Welcoming New Students

“There’s a story here somewhere—Ivory Coast student takes two new Japanese kids in tow and teaches them enough English so they don’t feel so isolated in a new place. Ryuta and Nana love him and bonded in such a short time—just the six weeks since they arrived. They wrote him farewell essays and found him … Continue reading

Hosts, student and family members, Please join International programs for our winter holiday celebration, Friday, December 8th, 2017, 4:30pm at the Roeder Home. We will be decorating cookies, creating handmade ornaments and cards, making paper snowflakes, singing and playing games. If you come for meal time bring a large dish to share. We will have beverages, … Continue reading

A Letter to a Host Family

A Letter to a Host Family

To my (awesome) second family in Bellingham,  09.08.2015 So, today is the last day of my study abroad in the U.S. I feel this 5 and half months was soooooooo fast! It’s like just one month!! The first day I got here was 31st, March. I arrived here and chose my room, then went to … Continue reading