What Julian Hoss understood about West Virginia ahead of coming listed here as an exchange scholar can be summed up in two words, “Country Streets.”

“That’s all I genuinely had at any time read about this condition,” Hoss stated. “I did know the governor’s title and the condition capitol. But I arrived here with no serious plan what to assume.”

Hoss, who life in western Germany, reported his father encouraged him to indicator up with the Global Cultural Trade Company (ICES) which matches pupils with families.

Julian has been an exchange student at Ripley High since August.

“I experienced under no circumstances definitely tried out something so diverse from my every day existence,” he said. “Others in the application stated I’d stop up creating new buddies and gain a second relatives.”

Tyler and Marie McCauley stuffed that position for the 15-calendar year-old exchange pupil who celebrated his 16th birthday in November.

“I experienced wanted to host an exchange scholar for a long time,” Marie McCauley mentioned. “Finding the ideal time and right person was tough. We have two sons, Ian and Mick, that we required to be portion of the method as perfectly.”