Exchange students, host families look forward to a great year

Back row from left: Christine Gilliam, Ben Gilliam, Ingrid Gilliam, Martin Christensen (Denmark at CVU), Allison Henson, Luca Virga (Italy at CVU), Shelley Henson, Alexander Stockhaus (Sweden at CVU), Frankie Sands, Emma Andersen (Denmark at Essex), Dominik Kunst (Austria at CVU), Louis Daub (Germany at CVU), Lynda Maitland, Susan Sweetser. Front row: Enrique Serrano (Spain at Mt. Abe), Linda Sweeney and Hunter, Doug Henson.

Back row from left: Christine Gilliam, Ben Gilliam, Ingrid Gilliam, Martin Christensen (Denmark at CVU), Allison Henson, Luca Virga (Italy at CVU), Shelley Henson, Alexander Stockhaus (Sweden at CVU), Frankie Sands, Emma Andersen (Denmark at Essex), Dominik Kunst (Austria at CVU), Louis Daub (Germany at CVU), Lynda Maitland, Susan Sweetser. Front row: Enrique Serrano (Spain at Mt. Abe), Linda Sweeney and Hunter, Doug Henson.

EF Foundation families and students gathered at the Hinesburg Town Hall for a welcome orientation and potluck dinner. Students introduced their host families and talked about their first weeks in Vermont. Many of the students represent their schools on a number of different teams and are experiencing for themselves the famous “school spirit.” It was a fun opportunity for students and families to get to know each other across school, town, and country boundaries.

The Gilliam family is enjoying getting to know their exchange student, Martin from Denmark: “We are learning much about the Danish culture and sharing with him about America. We are thrilled with the EF Foundation Program and all their support.”

Interested in expanding your family’s horizons by hosting? For more information, please call Jan Bedard at 482-3494, email gbedard920 @gmail.com, or visit www.effoundation.org.

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