September 25, 2021

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Signal up to host pupils abroad in Corpus Christi

1 higher university university student from the Netherlands now life with her host spouse and children in Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Touring aboard all through a pandemic may possibly not audio suitable, but pupils in the Coastal Bend are producing it get the job done through a point out trade scholar application.

Every single 12 months, in between 600 and 700 worldwide pupils vacation and continue to be in the Coastal Bend by the Green Coronary heart Exchange method.

That number went to zero when embassies throughout the world shut down because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speedy forward to this college yr, most embassies have reopened allowing pupils to travel but the problem is finding faculties here to make it possible for learners to go to.

The good news is, it all labored out for Quirine Noordoven, a substantial scholar from the Netherlands, who now lives with her host loved ones in Corpus Christi. Incredibly, she said this was the best time to journey to the U.S. mainly because the Netherlands is on lockdown.

“When I communicate to my mates and family members back again dwelling, they are usually in their home and in comparison to right here, I am always exterior accomplishing things, so for me it was a definitely superior decision to arrive above in this article,” Noordoven reported.

Noordoven added that she’s realized so a great deal by being here and her new buddies and spouse and children have realized so a great deal from her.

She will return to the Netherlands in June in which she reported she plans to pursue a professional medical profession in the armed service.

If you happen to be intrigued in turning into an exchange pupil or host family, simply click here.

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click on in this article.

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