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Their Home is a Revolving Door for the World

New England's Ginny and Dana Cohen have been hosting exchange students since 1996.

New England's Ginny and Dana Cohen have been hosting exchange students since 1996. Their own daughter, Rachel, spent a year in the Netherlands and is now fluent in Dutch. In essence, their home has been a revolving door for students around the globe - currently they are hosting a high school age student from Thailand.

Professor Margaret Crocco said that such exchanges, "can be more impactful in a lot of ways if it happens in high school, rather than in college. But she warns, because cultural difference can lead to unintended clashes, experts agree that it is important for host families to be prepped as much as possible.

The article, entitled "Their Home is a Revolving Door for the World" appeared in the April 4, 2001 edition of the Christian Science Monitor.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Their Home is a Revolving Door for the World

New England's Ginny and Dana Cohen have been hosting exchange students since 1996. Their own daughter, Rachel, spent a year in the Netherlands and is now fluent in Dutch. In essence, their home has been a revolving door for students around the globe - currently they are hosting a high school age student from Thailand.

Professor Margaret Crocco said that such exchanges, "can be more impactful in a lot of ways if it happens in high school, rather than in college. But she warns, because cultural difference can lead to unintended clashes, experts agree that it is important for host families to be prepped as much as possible.

The article, entitled "Their Home is a Revolving Door for the World" appeared in the April 4, 2001 edition of the Christian Science Monitor.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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