The Light - An Alumni Publication Winter 2014/2015 - Page 33

NEW & NOTEWORTHY TRIP TO CHICAGO REUNION International students from Illinois gathered for a fun day in Chicago that included ice skating, shopping on Michigan Ave. and deep dish pizza. UGLY SWEATERS Long-time volunteer and host mom Barbara Roach (second from left) from San Antonio, TX enjoyed spending Thanksgiving and an early Christmas with five of her former students, along with her two current students. HALLOWEEN The extended YFU family in McMinnville, OR, got together for an ugly sweater contest! All five McMinnville host families along with their six exchange students, host siblings and a few area reps are seen here having a great time! YFU exchange students hosted by area representatives Lou Bivestein and Leena Gould in southern Denver having fun at Halloween. AUTHOR AND ALUMNA EMILY LIEDEL OFFERS A DISCOUNT TO YFU ALUMNI YFU alum Emily Liedel learned both standard German and the Swiss dialect during her year in Switzerland (1999), and she’s spent the past 15 years building on those experiences. She now speaks Russian, Spanish, French and Chinese as well. Curious about her secrets for success? She shares them in Beyond Bilingual, an e-book about the techniques and strategies she has used to learn and maintain languages. The e-book is available through her blog about language learning and living abroad, The Babel Times. Use the code YFU2015 for 30% off the regular price! YFU • The Light | 33