I feel Meillyn's host family was an ideal match for her. Right from the start, they were excited about her visit and made her feel welcome right away. They are warm hearted, intelligent, enthusiastic, adventurous, and above all kind. I think kindness is of central importance when someone else is caring for my child.
I think the both the structure of the program as well as the quality of the instruction are excellent. Meillyn really liked her instructors and I felt confident that they would care for her. I know the German Department at IU is excellent, so I was certain she would get high quality instruction. I was equally impressed, however, by the geniality and sense of fun the instructors displayed when we met them. I also felt that questions about my daughter's safety etc. were answered thoroughly and that my concerns as a parent were taken seriously.