|Doing what 14 year old boys do best.|
Leo is from the city of Huelva, in Andalusia, which is so exciting for us because we drove right through there last summer. It is a port city with lovely beaches and a maritime history. We were invited to take him in as an exchange student by the same coordinator who handled our French student experience, through the SHARE! Program of Educational Resource Development Trust. Leo traveled to the U.S. with a group of similar-aged Spanish school children who are all with different families in different homes. They take a few excursions together as a group during their time here, but otherwise are left to share everyday life with their American host family. I deeply admire these students' courage. Leo is bright and friendly and not afraid to communicate with us at all. His English is excellent. He has picked up many of my son's colloquialisms and likes hanging around the neighborhood with my son's gang of friends. He loves hamburgers and fresh-baked brownies.