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.
Covid-19: In this Together
With new information regarding COVID-19 coming out daily, it's hard to keep up. As a single mom now working from home with school aged kids who are attending virtual schools, I find myself in the same uncharted waters as you. This unprecedented situation leaves us with lots of questions. My hope is that through this new blog series "Covid-19: In this Together" I can share what I have found to be helpful and encourage you to share your tips and advice. I hope that we will find inspiration and support in our NOD community, as well!
Coronavirus: What You Should Know
As an important part of the Nacel Open Door community, we want to share with you current information regarding the ongoing Coronoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students and families. We realize that we are not experts on this subject, and that there is a lot of misinformation floating around surrounding this pandemic. Hopefully these resources will help clarify this situation.
How Do They Celebrate?
St. Valentine's Day, just another "Hallmark Holiday" or something more? All around the world different cultures celebrate this day each February 14th. From pink hearts, to public weddings, festivals and chocolates, there are many different traditions. Read on to learn how St. Valentines Day is celebrate all around the world.
US Students Getting Ready for Germany
The 25 recent high school graduates from across the country who were chosen to participate in the 2019-20 Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange met in Washington, D.C., June 27-29, 2019, for their Pre-Departure Orientation immediately prior to leaving for Germany.
Dreaming In Africa
For several years we've partnered with Dream Academy to improve the academic standards and performance of a local school outside of the capital city of Gaborone in Oodi, Botswana. This is our fourth summer offering both professional development workshops to the teaching staff as well as a two week STEM camp for middle school students.