Just one large school pupil from the Netherlands now life with her host family in Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Traveling aboard in the course of a pandemic may not sound great, but students in the Coastal Bend are producing it function through a state trade college student software.

Every yr, involving 600 and 700 intercontinental learners travel and continue to be in the Coastal Bend by way of the Green Heart Exchange plan.

That number went to zero when embassies across the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fast forward to this school year, most embassies have reopened permitting students to vacation but the problem is having colleges here to enable students to attend.

Fortunately, it all worked out for Quirine Noordoven, a significant college student from the Netherlands, who now lives with her host relatives in Corpus Christi. Incredibly, she reported this was the finest time to travel to the U.S. mainly because the Netherlands is on lockdown.

“When I communicate to my pals and family members back again house, they are often in their dwelling and in comparison to here, I am generally outside the house carrying out things, so for me it was a actually good preference to arrive around below,” Noordoven reported.

Noordoven added that she’s learned so much by being here and her new close friends and household have realized so significantly from her.

She will return to the Netherlands in June where she reported she strategies to pursue a health care profession in the navy.

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