Chief Operations Manager of Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina has supported athletic and academic programs in Pacific Grove School District. Moreover, Ryan Vucina has supported various international exchange students.
An important way of supporting international exchange programs is becoming a host. There are numerous benefits to hosting an international exchange student, including the ones listed below:
1. Inviting an exchange student into one’s home expands one’s cultural horizons. The experience presents the host with the opportunity to learn a new language, try new foods, and listen to new music among other activities.
2. Exchange students offer a new perspective of the host’s culture. Hosts can learn about the international impact of their nation’s policies and how other cultures around the world view and understand their culture.
3. Not only does hosting a student impact the people living under the same roof as the student, but it also expands diversity and awareness in the local school and community. Additionally, children who have exchange “siblings” may themselves become more interested in having international experiences.