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Thank you, Dick and Jill

Thank you, Dick and Jill

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Jul 14, 2017 11:45 AM |

Farewell messages from the FIUTS community to longtime dedicated hosts who are moving to Romania.

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Photo Journey: Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

Photo Journey: Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

Posted by bea at Dec 05, 2016 12:20 PM |
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Each November, FIUTS international students get the chance to share Thanksgiving Dinner with our hosts in the Seattle area. We're thrilled to see so many smiling faces as people from around the world gathered to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy these photos!

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My FIUTS Homestay Experience

My FIUTS Homestay Experience

Posted by bea at Oct 24, 2016 10:50 AM |
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Each fall, FIUTS volunteer hosts welcome more than a hundred new University of Washington students into their homes for the first 7-10 days they spend in the Puget Sound. Our hosts help students settle into their new home city, show them the local flavor, and offer them a family away from their country! Here is Zameer Mohammad, a UW student, recounting the wonderful days he spent with his hosts.

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Summertime Homestays: Stories & Photos

Summertime Homestays: Stories & Photos

Posted by bea at Aug 04, 2016 04:10 PM |
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This summer, individuals and families from all over the Puget Sound region hosted students participating in SUSI and SLCI, two of our visiting programs. Here's how hosts and participants spent their weekends!

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Host Profile: Walt Cannon and Deb Slivinsky

Host Profile: Walt Cannon and Deb Slivinsky

Posted by bea at Jun 23, 2016 01:30 PM |

Our Host Profiles recognize and feature the wonderful hosts in our community whose generosity means the world to our students. Here's Walt and Deb, sharing their story of what hosting means to their family!

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Host Profile: Karene & Faylynn Busby

Host Profile: Karene & Faylynn Busby

Posted by bea at May 05, 2016 11:15 AM |
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We love our homestay hosts and the time and space they volunteer to our international students! Here is Karene Busby, sharing her stories of why she became a host and why she continues to host students from all over the world!

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In Memory of Pat Fischbach

In Memory of Pat Fischbach

Posted by bea at Apr 06, 2016 09:35 AM |
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FIUTS community member and longtime supporter Patricia Fischbach passed away on March 22nd, 2016.

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Community Hosts!

Thanksgiving Dinner with Community Hosts!

Posted by bea at Dec 03, 2015 01:00 PM |

Photos and quotes from Thanksgiving dinners around Seattle with international students and community hosts!

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Homestay Interview: Guangzhou, China

Homestay Interview: Guangzhou, China

Posted by bea at Aug 12, 2015 10:35 AM |

Because our high school students from China could not stop chatting about their weekend homestay with our hosts, FIUTS decided to stop by their classes and interview them about their cultural exchange experiences. Read what they had to say about living in an American home for two days!

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Host Profile of Cathy Farrar: An Enriching Experience

Host Profile of Cathy Farrar: An Enriching Experience

We love our homestay hosts and the time and space they volunteer to our international students! Here is Cathy Farrar, sharing her stories of why she became a host and why she continues to host after six long years!

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Welcome, Bea

Welcome, Bea

Bea Chang joined FIUTS last week as our new Manager of Community Programs and we’re so glad to welcome her to our office! Read her story and why she is excited to join our community!

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Exploring Local Careers with World to Work

Exploring Local Careers with World to Work

Posted by Ellen Frierson at May 27, 2015 05:50 PM |

Isabella writes about her experiences visiting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Hosts and Student Reunited

Hosts and Student Reunited

A student from Korea visited Seattle and reconnected with his former FIUTS host family!

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Celebrating Thanksgiving with FIUTS Friends

Celebrating Thanksgiving with FIUTS Friends

Our annual blog post featuring photos from Thanksgiving dinners with students and hosts!

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Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality

Louise has been here nearly 2 months already! Join her for a look at her experiences so far.

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