From Xuedi Wang (Beijing, China)- 2nd year with NEXT
I am an international student from Beijing, China, and my name is Xuedi Wang (Judy). I am studying with 13 other students from NEXT at Lansdale Catholic High School in Pennsylvania. I am really happy to work with NEXT because they are nice and dedicated. I was picky with food and living arrangement, wanting to find the best host family fit for me. It was NEXT who helped me find several host families and I chose which one was the best fit for me. Right now I have built a good relationship with my host family.
From Ben Ju (Kangwondo, Korea)- 4th year with NEXT
My name is Hyeonseong Ju (Ben), and I am a senior at Lansdale Catholic High School. I began my journey in the United States with NEXT International Cultural Exchange about four years ago in 2011. NEXT helped me adapt to school and life in the United States, and with them, the past four years I spent in the United States were truly joyous and valuable.
"Hosting was a great experience. We learned a lot from each other. We are still in contact with Sung Ho and he is invited to our daughter's wedding in August of this year".
- A. W. Former host mom 2012-2014
"We have been hosting exchange students for the past four years and have really enjoyed the opportunity to share our culture and learn about theirs as they enjoy family life here in the USA".
- F. R. Host mom 2011-2015
"We are enjoying the experience hosting. Our families are very similar although I am Hispanic and my student is Chinese. My student's aunt was in the navy. My son and daughter went to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It was impressive being able to speak to his aunt who is in the military in China. She was in full uniform. Our student has formed a great relationship to us as hosts and with my extended family. He even went to a wedding with us in Las Vegas, Nevada. He experienced a big Catholic wedding".
- E. G. Host mom 2014-present