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Exchange student grateful for experience

Posted: May 10, 2013 - 9:27am

My name is Yomna Mohamed, an AFS Exchange Student from Egypt, and a sophomore in KCHS. I’m curently hosted by the Hamiltons. As I think about heading home in a few days, I want to thank my entire host family because they’re just amazing, but especially my host mom, Misty Hamilton. I just wanted to thank you for being a great host mom.

Being an exchange student was not easy or at least not what I expected it to be. But you helped me a lot and you handled my bad days. You treated me exactly like my natural mom! I actually could have never asked for a better host family. I’m pretty sure I would never experience something like this again, my exchange year is the experience of a lifetime, it changed me a lot. So, thanks for being a part of it. I will miss you but I will definitely come and visit . I just can’t believe the fact that I won’t be hearing anymore “Oh! stop yourself.” Happy Mother’s Day!

If you are interested in learning more about hosting AFS exchange student like me this fall, visit or see our AFS Alaska webpage at

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