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ISE Highlight of the Week: Alejandro (Alex) Pita


Wilmington's International Student Exchange (IES) program currently has over 9 students from countries such as Italy and Spain hosted by local families. Local ISE students recently led service projects at PAWS Humane Society and the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. One of the students, Alejandro Pita, answered questions about his experience with the program thus far.

Q: What country are you from?

A: Spain

Q: What is your community like in your native country, and how does it compare to Ohio?

A: I live in a seaside city called A Coruña and, since we don't have access to the sea here, I really miss that. I also live in a suburban area compared to a big city before.

Q: What is something unexpected that occurred when moving here? Or what is the biggest culture shock?

A: The biggest cultural shock was definitely the eating schedule! Americans have dinner and lunch way too early.

Q: What is one fun fact about you?

A: One of my hobbies is surfing, which I do almost every day in Spain. I also like writing screenplays and just normal plays.

Host Family: Marianne and Denver Aquino
Host Family: Marianne and Denver Aquino

If you are interested in opening your home to host an international exchange student please visit the website and check out the host family FAQ page. You can also read testimonials from past and current host families. When you feel ready, complete the host family interest form, and an area representative will get in touch with you. You can also get involved by joining our team of Area Representatives! Help match host families and exchange students and bring the world closer together while making supplemental income.



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