girl from Germany returned after 6 months in India. What a delight to see her! She's been here for a month before heading home to Germany to resume her studies. She loved her year here. She learned the language in a blink of an eye, embraced the experience and still has friends here. She cooks Thai food back home even.
I think exchange programs are the best. The students gain so much. To be plopped into another part of the world for a year, what an experience. All bring new understanding back to their home country.
We're going to have dinner together, she leaves Monday, so it will be nice to have a chance to chat further. I took her to one class an M6 who remembered her. She chatted with the students in Thai and they were happy to see her.
Adventurous and curious about the world, she's already had great experiences in countries so far from home.