Vicki Odom – Guest Contributor
Jan 3 2019

Now that the holidays are over and everyone is settling back down again into their daily lives, why not consider hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2019/2020 school year. STS Foundation is now accepting applications from prospective host families – all it takes to host is to provide a place for the student to sleep, three meals a day, and a willingness to share your life with one of our amazing students!


Meet Emma from Denmark - Most of the time I'm a quite happy person. I'm very honest and thoughtful. I usually worry about others before myself. Usually I'm not shy, and I don't have a problem making new acquaintances. I'm helpful and enjoy helping others out. I also love to hang out with my friends after school. I'm not very sporty, but I still like the thought of staying healthy, so I go for a run with a friend sometimes., I like to read books, but i also enjoy writing. Different short stories, mostly just for me. I also enjoy dancing. It's not something I go to, because of the not so good opportunities in my area. I really like to act as well. We only have one drama school in my area, and it isn't very good, but I have been in a few school plays.


And here’s Diego from Spain - I am a very active and sportive boy. I am also a very sociable person, so I think this experience may be a good one. Meeting new people and having new friends are some of the things I would enjoy about this experience. I´m a person who has lots of interests, for example I ´m always wanting to learn new things such as the culture of other countries or even at school I´m interested in nearly all the subjects. I think that I am also very mature and self-motivated., My interests are mostly related to sports (swimming, skiing and playing soccer), but I also have other cultural interests. For example, I love geography, knowing every place and learning interesting facts about them. I´m also interested in cooking. I usually cook on weekends with my father and we make really good dishes. Finally, I like to play videogames with my friends or going out with them. We usually go to the movies or to have dinner.

If you are interested in learning more about Emma, Diego or any of our other students, please give me a call – I’d love to talk to you about hosting! I can be reached at 832-455-7881 or at