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Awareness

An exchange year is not all fun and games! Without meaning to scare you, you must be aware that the year will not go as you thought.

Overly high expectations, combined with a bad beginning with your host parents or school, could be a catastrophic combination! You will not go to a problem free family, community or school! You should be open with your representative and tell him or her if you are having problems. If you don’t, they can’t help you.

But also remember, there is no perfect family, school or town. It’s up to you to make the best of what you have! Everyone will not get “the year of their life”, or may not think so the time. But every year has potential ... including yours!

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