by Jillian Sims
AYP Compliance and Operations Manager
The 2013-14 Academic Year program for our J-1 High School participants and their American host families has come to an end, but the memories will truly live on long after the goodbyes have been said. And just as when the students first arrived and new families were forming bonds and learning routines to live their year together in exchange, now so many of our families and students are adjusting back to a life that seems very different from last year. For so many students and families, the memories created and the experiences had here will be something to celebrate and inspire new and future adventures. We at CCI Greenheart share in their joy and treasured memories of new experiences and families across borders. Interested in making memories of your own, next year? Become a host family for 14-15!
Chinese student Jiahao and his Texas host family swap traditional attire and pose for a new family photo in a Chinese/Texan fusion style!
Jacob from Denmark volunteering as the Easter Bunny for the Junior League’s Easter egg hunt on a very hot Amarillo, Texas day!
Raphael from Switzerland poses with his signed Alaskan flag at his high school graduation
Vitoria from Brazil poses with her American host family, who she says “not only gave her a place to stay, but a reason to come back.”
Phong from Vietnam poses with Yuki from Japan as they head to prom in NM. Phong became a part of his host family and community, volunteering and tutoring a 5 year old boy who will forever remember his friend from far away.
Michael from Poland and Francisco from Italy, stand proudly among the Youth Leadership Graduates of Athens, GA
Indonesian student, ‘Tias’ and her host sister enjoy a day at a local Michigan petting zoo
Local Coordinator, Mollie Renardet of Texas, poses with her students after an Austin Color Run
Students march in Summerfest Parade in small town Michigan, celebrating cultural exchange