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Heidi Zwinger - South Dakota

Our family was lucky enough to host Lisa Schmid from Germany for three weeks this summer. During her stay with our family we visited a few local attractions, like Falls Park in Sioux Falls and Devil's Gulch near Garretson, SD. Read More

Sheryn and Duane - South Dakota

Our experiences as a host family have been phenomenal. We have hosted the following: Philippe of Belgium, 1978; Niwes of Thailand in 1980; Anne of Norway in 1981; Hilary Taggart of Ireland in 1983; Christine of Belgium in 1984; Jose of Portugal in 1985; Rachel of the United Kingdom in 1986; Vincent of Belgium in 1987; Christa of Switzerland in 1987; Feng- Mao, Chuang of Taiwan in 2009; and Kun-Yu from Taiwan in 2012. Read More

Steve and Marla Jean - South Dakota

We hosted several youth from Japan and Taiwan over the years. We were so blessed and our lives enriched from expanding our borders. Each one of the kids gave us a special time. Even though we spoke none of their language, we were able to communicate. Read More

Kara and Family - Illinois

Can a family raising three young children in the middle of the US be globally-minded? With the help of IFYE, the answer is a resounding yes! Read More