In the words of one of our student exchange host moms, Laura Hales: “Our family had the opportunity to host an exchange student from Mexico this summer and it was a wonderful experience.  Although she was only with us 2 weeks, our daughters really bonded with her and it felt like she was part of our family.   We created a group chat when she left and kept in touch.  She recently came back this month to spend 2 weeks with us again.  While she was here, we spent some time together learning how she can attend a university in the US and visiting colleges.  We hope she’ll be able to come back to attend college.  We know this will be a friendship that will last a lifetime and we are grateful to Global Ties for helping connect us to her!”