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Folium: It Takes A Classroom To Learn The Family Language via NPR

… Connect: NPR/CodeSwitch: It Takes a Classroom To Learn The Family Language. … Throughout the United States, there are children of all ages that struggle with their cultural identity due to the suppression of the “heritage language” that their parents or grandparents speak. These kids grew up listening to, watching, or even being spoken to by extended […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Piper Lambert-Vail – France 2018 – Family Life

… … Family life in Vitré was very different for me from my family in America. Everything from the way the houses were set up to how we ate dinner. In Vitré, the neighborhood and the house that my family lived in were similar to the suburbs that I would pass on the way to […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Henry Livingston – France 2018 – Family Life

… … During my far too brief visit to Vitré France, I had the privilege of being graciously accommodated by a local host family who provided me with innumerable insights on the culture and country. Before arriving in Vitré I had no previous correspondence with my host family, therefore they knew relatively little about me […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Hannah Miller – France 2018 – Family Life

… … While living with my host family I went through a lot of different emotions. I went from super nervous to really happy and then when I had to leave I was very very sad. The very first day that I was with my family I was very uncomfortable and unsure about how it […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Dallas Zebrowski – France 2018 – Family Life

… … If my experience on the periphery of French family life can be summed up in one word, it would be close. Everything, from physical proximity, to inside jokes, to personal issues was common knowledge in my host-family. However, what deeply fascinated me was how the family included me within this closeness, almost without […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Brent Roberts – France 2018 – Family Life

… … My family life experience in France was great. I would go so far as to say that my experiences with them were my favorite part of the trip. The Melessike family (my host family) originated from Togo Africa. Because of this, I feel that my experience was quite unique in that I received […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Amanda Vitale – France 2018 – Family Life

… … Before traveling, the thought of staying with another family for a week seemed terrifying. I was mainly scared that my host family may not be able to speak or understand English well. I was also nervous to speak in French, knowing that I’d stumble or say something incorrect, especially since I only know […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Arvilla Mast – France 2018 – Family Life

… … The week in Paris was a whirlwind and I didn’t have time to worry about meeting my host family until the two hour train ride to Vitré. I needed some time to collect my scattered wits, but it was the fastest two hours of my life. Before I knew it, we were at […]

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 […]