Riley

Riley

Mentor - Phoenix

I am someone who they can always turn to when they need help understanding the American culture and language.  I also learn a lot from the foreign exchange students about their lives back home.  They give me very interesting reviews of their experiences with American Life.

My neighbor is a host for two foreign exchange students this year.  While these boys are able to use me as a resource and I am in the same position as them, a senior high school student in America, I have gained two new friends who live right next-door to me.

I’ve never had that many neighborhood friends and these two exchange students have changed my life.

I believe every high school student should consider being a mentor with foreign exchange students.  Mentors gain life-long friends, leadership skills, and their eyes opened to the various culture all throughout the world. 

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