“I believe everyone in the world is valuable. Each person has unique gifts to share. An exchange is the best way to give and receive those gifts. Students and host families benefit from the exchange experience with BFF. My favorite thing is to hear that my exchange student is making friendships and enjoying their time here. I also love to try food from their home country and introduce them to my local favorite as well. I became interested in working for a non-profit because the work is all about helping people. I enjoy connecting with new people, forming relationships, and making a difference. The difference I make with BFF is helping exchange students and host families have a fantastic experience. I have a history of international travel; I traveled to Spain for an interim in college. I had a great experience. I am amazed at how well BFF high school students handle the challenges of living in a new culture. BFF students are brave, interesting, kind, and fun!”