Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… My host family was Maria Marta and Big Marco, and their two sons Marco and Daniel. Walking into the house, we realized that the house was very beautiful! Very neat and tidy, spacious, and had a beautiful backyard with plants all around. They immediately gave an impression that they were very friendly and family-oriented, […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… Living with a host family in Costa Rica was one of my biggest concerns. I was worried about living with complete strangers, who didn’t speak English, in a foreign country that I had never been to. I didn’t want to make the wrong impression, doing something that would offend them, and so on. I […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – Life at Home

… My host family was amazing, and very loving. Our host mother was always asking the four of us in the house if we needed anything to be more comfortable and were always trying to feed us. Of course we were always ready for food. By the time we got up in the morning, there […]

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Family Life … … Before arriving in France, I had the opportunity to contact my host student, Thibault. He told me that his English was not the greatest and likewise I told him my French was the same. When we met at the station Friday evening, we were finally […]

Aero: Kelsey Castro – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Kelsey Castro – France 2015 – Family Life … … After spending a week in Paris, I was ready for the pace to slow down and to meet my host family. Eline and I had talked briefly over Facebook before leaving the United States, but I was still very nervous about living with people I […]

Aero: Jason Palmer – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Jason Palmer – France 2015 – Family Life … … I may have had a different experience that the rest of the class.  Due to the age difference of myself and the rest of the students in our class, I was placed with a professor who lived in Rennes, and commuted by train to Vitre […]

Aero: Christine Elizabeth – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Christine Elizabeth – France 2015 – Family Life … … When I had found out that we were going to be spending one week living with a host family, instead of my initial thought of us staying in a hotel for 2 weeks I got a bit nervous. I mean dealing with one’s own […]

Aero: Ayla Sandifur – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Ayla Sandifur – France 2015 – Family Life … … I was feeling very overwhelmed when we first met our host families and students. I didn’t really have any idea what her family was like and I didn’t have a good idea of what to expect, since this was my first experience staying with […]

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Family Life

Aero: Emma (Reno) Bondi – France 2015 – Family Life … … My daily routine was as follows, and denoted in the twenty-four hour system. For weekends, take away class time and replace it with an excursion. Though I honestly could have gone to bed any time I wanted (it’s not like host mom gave me […]

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home

Aero: Alaiza Dominguez – Costa Rica 2015 – Life at Home … … I was terrified to stay with a host family. That is the only part of the entire trip that concerned me pre-departure. It was to the point where I almost considered not even applying to study abroad because I was too scared to […]

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