Louis on a sleigh ride while on exchange in French Canada
What positive aspects did hosting bring to your family?
We had a fantastic experience with somebody who is from a different cultural background and at the same time, we feel we expanded our family having Marianna has our "Italian daughter". We have now 3 + 1 children.
Are you still in touch with Marianna?
Yes we are, especially the girls with their social network, and from time to time with us by email. We will be visiting her in Italy at Easter to celebrate her 19th birthday.
Is there anything else you would like to add about the experience?
It was simply an extraordinary adventure to be a host family and also by letting our son have an incredible year. As a Mum, it was at times difficult to be without him, but Marianna's Mum and I shared a lot on this. Louis is thrilled for having had the opportunity and it is something that will stay with him for ever. We feel we have gained some precious friends in Quebec, Pauline and Jaques, and also in Italy with Andrea and Angela (Marianna's parents)
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