The students come from Germany and Switzerland, they are between 15 and 18 years old, and they will attend high school in Wisconsin. To qualify for the REFLECTIONS INTERNATIONAL Exchange Student Program the student must be recommended by their school overseas, and then they are interviewed by myself and our representative in Germany or Switzerland to determine if they are compatible with our program. They have to be good students, know English, show a curiosity about American life and culture, and a willingness to adapt to new surroundings. Two orientation meetings for parents and students, prior to departure, will prepare the students as much as possible for their life in Wisconsin. The earlier the host family and the student get in touch with each other the better, so they can begin to develop a relationship before they actually meet.