NOD Voices

The Nacel Open Door Blog is a place to share stories, experiences, photos, information, videos, advice, and just about anything else related to the exchange experience for host families and students.

Maria, Linus, and John

Congratulations Nacel Open Door Stars, Maria and John Bonse!

Nacel Open Door (NOD) is excited to introduce two of our amazing international student exchange host parents and NOD Stars, Maria and John Bonse, of Poughkepsie, New York!
CB-NOD

Congratulations Nacel Open Door Stars: 2024-25 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Vocational Scholarship Winners!

Nacel Open Door (NOD) is excited to introduce our 2024-25 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Vocational Scholarship winners!
Ivan and host brother

Congratulations Nacel Open Door Star, Ivan!

Nacel Open Door gives a shout-out to one of our amazing Private School Program students, Ivan, from China!
St. John Vianney Seminary Denver

Congratulations Nacel Open Door Star, Chad Meitner!

Nacel Open Door (NOD) is excited to introduce one of our amazing partner school principals, host parent, and NOD Star, Chad Meitner, of Hays, Kansas!
Happy Lunar New Year 2024

Happy Lunar New Year!

Nacel Open Door sends our wishes to all for a joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year!
CBYX group in Weimar with their Parlimentarisches Patenschafts-Programm bags

2023-24 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Vocational Scholars Share Highlights

As a wrap-up to the holidays and New Year celebrations, the 2023-24 CBYX Vocational group has been in Weimar for their mid-year seminar.
Ben and Guille with our Christmas tree

Trading Holiday Traditions

Shannon Thompson, Vice President of NOD, shares her and her families experience of hosting this holiday season, and offers ideas for other host families.
Kathy Brands and her exchange students at the MOA

Congratulations Nacel Open Door Star, Kathleen Brands

Nacel Open Door (NOD) is excited to introduce one of our amazing international student exchange host parents and NOD Stars, Kathleen Brands, of Moline, Illinois!

Potluck line-up

NOD Celebrates IEW with International Deliciousness

Each year Nacel Open Door celebrates International Education Week with our annual International Potluck!

Arthur and his Host Parents

Shout-out to Arthur, one of our 4-year PSP Students!

Hanqing, known locally as Arthur, was nominated by his Local Representative, Hope Egolf.

Jonathan and 4 of his french students

NOD gives a shout-out to amazing Local Coordinators, Jonathan Schnack

Nacel Open Door (NOD) is excited to give a Star Award one of our amazing Local Coordinators, Jonathan Schnack, of Long Beach, California!

The Browns and former Host Student Sina Celebrating Octoberfest during a 2018 visit to Germany

Meet Nacel Open Door Stars, Gary and Nancy!

Meet Nacel Open Door Stars, Gary and Nancy!