Monday, August 10, 2009

Foreign Exchange #2

I got to meet my second girl I get to be the coordinator for on Saturday. I got there right on time and I remembered my purse!! Her flight was early and I went to baggage claim and I see a girl that kinda looks like Frederike but I'm not sure. I should have made a sign but I thought the host family would have a sign for her. Anyway I over hear her ask an attendant a question and I knew for sure it was her. I'm glad I found her cause her host family was still up at the gate and had totally missed her. I sat down at baggage claim with her for a while and I called and left a message with her HFamily. Then I put a message in the Caller thing to do a load annoucement for her Host Mom.

Frederike is an awesome girl. I brought kathryn with and they colored together while we waited for her host family. She is from Germany and will be staying up in the white mountains for this school year.

She's staying with a big family, with lots of animals, even a horse. She was so suprised they had a horse. I'm sure she is going to have a blast with all those people around. I can't wait to get to know her better as well.

My two girls, Carolina and Frederike. I felt so sad having to leave the airport without them. Maybe next year we'll have a house big enough to have a student of my own.


Laura Marie said...

So I'm confused. What exactly is your role/job in the foreign exchange then? Why do you need to meet them?

Heather Weir said...

My role is to find homes for the exchange student to live in for the time that they are here in the USA. Additionally I am responsible for meeting with them face-to-face each month to see how they are progressing in their studies and if there are any problems with their host family.