Welcome to my blog! I have so many funny stories through my work with foreign exchange students that I’ve been saying for a while now that one day I will write a book entitled “Fun with Foreigners”. Well, it’s highly unlikely that I will ever motivate myself enough to write a book, but that leaves the question of what to do with all these stories that are dying to get out of my head. The only logical answer is, of course, to blog.
My purpose in creating this blog is not only to share funny stories, though there will be plenty of those, but also to offer my observations of humanity as witnessed through my experiences with young people from around the world. I truly believe that the purpose of foreign exchange is to learn from one another and exchange culture in a way that brings us all closer together. Yes, there are plenty of cultural misunderstandings and “lost-in-translation” moments that make for funny anecdotes, but more importantly is the underlying fact that we are not that different from those living on the other side of the world. Young people have great hopes and dreams, and their family and friends want to see them achieve those dreams. As cliché as it sounds, the more we try to understand each other and share life experiences with people from different cultural backgrounds, the richer our own lives become.
So, once again, thanks for checking out my blog and for joining me on this adventure!