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Area Coordinator Reflects on Placing a Student with a Disability

Area Coordinator Reflects on Placing a Student with a Disability 1

When Annie Reifsnyder became an Area Coordinator for CCI Greenheart, a non-profit organization that places international high school exchange students in the United States, she found a way to connect with students from around the world. One Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) student in particular caught her attention. “I received Natasha’s bio and was kind of enamored [...]

Texas School Welcomes Blind Egyptian Student

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When Stan Sowers, the principal of Eustace High School, learned that a blind exchange student would be spending a year at his school, he was apprehensive. His first thought was, “Oh, my goodness, why would we want to take on something like that, you know?” His school had fewer than four hundred students and he’d [...]

MIUSA Exchange Alumni Featured in Upcoming Documentary

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  “My goal for the upcoming school year is to prepare myself for studying overseas in Portugal during my senior year [in high school]” says Sarah, an American teenager who is blind. Sarah, along with other peers who are blind, is featured in the upcoming documentary Do You Dream in Color?, about teenagers pursuing their [...]