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.

Teen slang

American Teen Slang in 2018


NOD students come to the U.S. to improve their English, but some words in our culture that they learn from their American counterparts won't be found in a dictionary.

American Bucket List

American Bucket List


Our students talk about their time in America as a dream come true. In our year-end surveys, most students say that their time here was too short.


What 2017-18 Exchange Students Will Miss & Remember

Towards the end of the 2017-2018 program year, we asked AYP students a series of questions about their experiences in the USA.

Infographic: Document Your Adventure

For our Short Term Program students, a month in America can go by in a blur! To help you capture all your memories of your time in the USA, check out the tips below! (This applies to host families, too!)
US Bank Center

Moving Day!


For those who haven't heard yet, Nacel Open Door is moving offices!

Advisor's Angle

Advisor's Angle: Reverse Culture Shock


Student Bloggers

A Look Back At Our 2017-18 Student Bloggers


Info graphic

Infographics: Program Facts

A visual breakdown of where 2017-18 AYP and PSP students come from and go.
Introducing Student Blogger Lexie

Introducing Student Blogger Lexie

Please join us in welcoming PSP student Lexie as our newest NOD Student Blogger! Lexie is just about to wrap up her junior year at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
GErman chalk circles

CultureNotes: Germany


Advisor's Angle

Advisor's Angle: Thinking Year End


It's hard to believe, but the end of our your program is coming soon! As you get ready to leave, there are many things to consider.

School Lunch

Around The World: School Lunches