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International Students Host Families Spiritual Direction


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Spiritual Direction - What is Spiritual Direction?

“I know Marlene through a mutual friend. She is a caring and considerate person. I feel blessed that she is my daughter Tiffany’s host family agent. She knows the community very well. She can find the family Tiffany wants and work with the host family to help her fit in. She also gives me updates of Tiffany’s life in school and beyond regularly. It was a great experience for Tiffany and also my whole family to have her in our life. Marlene cares for Tiffany like a mom. She is my family friend for life.”

Student's Father, Mr. Mu.

Marlene took time on a Saturday to take my friend and me to Philadelphia, we went on the train and this was my first time going to Philadephia.  Everything was new for me.  I miss Chinese food and the noodles my Mother cooks.   We found a hot pot restaurant in China Town and the food was so delicious, it reminded me of home.  It was an awesome day.” 

Dock Student – Jessica, grade 9