September 18, 2014
We met our French student this evening! You see, hubby and I are serving as host parents/host family to this lovely young lady from the southwest of France.
Our local college, where I also teach, has many foreign students who find their way to this small Kentucky town. Each student comes with many talents in sports. They play sports as a way to help pay for their college. Our student is here on a golf scholarship. We also got to meet her roommate, who is from Spain. Both are delightful young ladies.
Our student expressed that she was very homesick her first three weeks here. I explained that I had the same feelings when I went to her country as a student. Alone. Not knowing anyone. Etc.
She told me that she was able to Skype with her mother...and that helped. Back in my day, there was a cable on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean that allowed transcontental phone calls, but they were very expensive. I think that I only called home one time, on Thanksgiving day!
Our student also expressed that she is doing better. Classes have begun and she is busy with her sport. We will have her to our house for a meal, and find places to go. It is hard to be so far from home, so I hope that we can offer her a place where she can visit and relax from time to time.
We basically offer emotional support and kindness for our visiting students. Last year we had two boys from France. We would go to their soccer games and invite them to our home.
For Today's Friday French I have a few pictures for you. McDonalds Français. Looks a little different from our McDonalds! Everything French just looks a little more "chic."
Thanks for stopping by.
My Kentucky Living
Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
you may also like
Hello, I'm Sheila
- ► 2016 (182)
- ► 2015 (189)
- Kentucky Landscape, Sunflowers and Pretty Trees
- Friday French...parlez-vous Français?
- Pinterest on MyKentuckyLiving
- Dressing the Front Porch for Fall
- Bonjour, C'est le Weekend
- Tile for the Guest Bath
- Friday French...Bonjour, C'est le weekend
- Blog Tour Bus Stops at My Kentucky Living
- Making A New Fall Floral Arrangement
- Bonjour. C'est le weekend!
- ReDesigning Tablescapes
- ▼ September (11)
How are your holiday decorating plans coming along? If you are like me you do this and that, moving from spot to spot around your house t...
Welcome to my home! This week I am teaming up with twenty other bloggers for a wonderful Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Chloe @Cele...
Welcome... You are invited to a "Mad for Plaid" Christmas Brunch
Hello everyone! I am back in the kitchen today... and I have another Christmas tablescape for you. I have been playing with re...
Call them centerpieces, vignettes, or just pretty things...we need them around the house during the Christmas season. Here are a few...
We had a lovely Thanksgiving evening hosting my parents, son, and his fiancée. Since it was the second meal for everyone else we opted...
Merry Christmas everyone! For just a little bit more Christmas spirit today I am giving you a visit with my Byers Carolers collect...
I wanted to make a quick post to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Whether it is a small gathering or one with lots of ...
After having a meal in the dining room I clear off the table and put either my monster flower arrangement back or create something new....
I know that you all are just out of the kitchen from preparing Thanksgiving dinner...but w ait until you taste this sweet potato cassero...