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December 23, 1993 | JENNIFER CHIEN, Jennifer Chien, 16, is a junior at University High School in Irvine.
For six weeks during the summer I lived with a Japanese host family as a Youth for Understanding foreign exchange student. My stay in Japan was truly a remarkable experience. Not only did I discover a new country and embrace a new culture, but I also found a second family to love and cherish. However, my trip did not go quite as I had expected.
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January 10, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Like the other Marine reservists in his platoon, Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Bera was exhausted last May as he moved north through the Iraqi desert. Temperatures pushed above 110 degrees each day, desert sand blew relentlessly, he was in the middle of a war and he missed his life back home. Then the letters arrived. Bera received an envelope addressed to him from Andrew Andrade, a Garden Grove fifth-grader.
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November 24, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials overseeing the first large-scale student exchange program between China and the Los Angeles Unified School District said Wednesday that they do not expect the death of one of the students to mar the program's success. Bin-Feng Zheng, 12, died late Monday night after he was struck by a car as he darted across Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Burbank Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
OPINION
March 29, 2003
I was disappointed to read that a school had canceled an exchange with its partner school in Germany because it did not want German students to bring an "anti-American feeling" (March 24). I run a German American exchange at my school. We are hosts to 21 teenagers and their instructors. This program fosters positive experiences, friendships and awareness of our common interests. The German students at my school will return to Germany full of love for America and its people, as everyone has shown only kindness to them.
SPORTS
September 24, 1989
Foothill High School's football team has forfeited its victory over Woodbridge because an ineligible exchange student played in the game, Foothill coach Marty McWhinney said Saturday. Running back Mitsuro Sano, a senior from Osaka, Japan, was involved in "about six plays" at the end of Foothill's 25-6 victory over Woodbridge Sept. 14. Foothill's record drops to 1-2, Woodbridge improves to 2-1. "We uncovered it here in our eligibility check and we called the (Southern Section) office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | DEBRA CANO and MIMI KO CRUZ
A commercial college in Finland has been connected to Troy High School's computer system, and plans for a student exchange program are in the works. Officials from Kokkola Commercial College in Finland hooked up with Troy High when the current school year started, as the local school began a four-year Tech Prep program.
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August 5, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the recent surge of goodwill between California and Mexico, Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante announced Wednesday that he will work to establish an elite graduate student exchange program between top universities in both places. Bustamante said he envisioned the program as a version of the Rhodes Scholarships in England and proposed that it would pay for 10 students each from California and Mexico to study across the borders for two years.
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March 30, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For one, there was a great trek through the desert before reaching the promised land. For the other, it was a journey by water. By a strange circumstance, the two high school students--one born in Ethiopia, the other in Vietnam--shared their tales of escape, survival and rescue in a Santa Ana high school Wednesday morning. The Ethiopian, a Jew, is an Israeli now, and the Vietnamese is an American.
OPINION
March 29, 2003
I was disappointed to read that a school had canceled an exchange with its partner school in Germany because it did not want German students to bring an "anti-American feeling" (March 24). I run a German American exchange at my school. We are hosts to 21 teenagers and their instructors. This program fosters positive experiences, friendships and awareness of our common interests. The German students at my school will return to Germany full of love for America and its people, as everyone has shown only kindness to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
Host families are needed for exchange students from several countries who are scheduled to visit Orange County in the coming months. Volunteers would be asked to open their homes for the 1994-95 school year or for just a few weeks under student group visits run by the International Exchange Foundation. The most immediate need is short-term housing for a group of high school students from Thailand who will be visiting Orange County in April. Several French students are scheduled in July.
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the recent surge of goodwill between California and Mexico, Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante announced Wednesday that he will work to establish an elite graduate student exchange program between top universities in both places. Bustamante said he envisioned the program as a version of the Rhodes Scholarships in England and proposed that it would pay for 10 students each from California and Mexico to study across the borders for two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996
A Westwood organization has brought the world to the home of Doris Gellerd Lee. For more than 30 years, Lee has played host to students from at least 10 countries at her Los Angeles home as part of the International Student Center at UCLA's Friendship Family Program. "I've learned about the rich cultures and educations of students from China, Peru, Spain. . . . [The students] come from all over," Lee said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ranks of the diplomatic corps would be proud of Melina Gudiel and Billie Steiner. As foreign exchange students, they slept in an igloo, kissed a moose and went halibut fishing during their year in the United States. "The igloo was comfortable and warm," recalled Steiner, a 17-year-old German student who lived with a host family in Kenai, Alaska, for nearly a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | DEBRA CANO and MIMI KO CRUZ
A commercial college in Finland has been connected to Troy High School's computer system, and plans for a student exchange program are in the works. Officials from Kokkola Commercial College in Finland hooked up with Troy High when the current school year started, as the local school began a four-year Tech Prep program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For one, there was a great trek through the desert before reaching the promised land. For the other, it was a journey by water. By a strange circumstance, the two high school students--one born in Ethiopia, the other in Vietnam--shared their tales of escape, survival and rescue in a Santa Ana high school Wednesday morning. The Ethiopian, a Jew, is an Israeli now, and the Vietnamese is an American.
NEWS
February 10, 1995 | DAVID LAUTER and BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Sen. J. William Fulbright, an urbane intellectual from rural Arkansas who became one of the most influential shapers and strongest critics of America's Cold War foreign policy, died Thursday at the age of 89. In a congressional career that covered parts of four decades, Fulbright concentrated his energies on establishing support for an assertive American role in the world. He wrote a resolution as a freshman member of Congress that helped provide the foundation for U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996
A Westwood organization has brought the world to the home of Doris Gellerd Lee. For more than 30 years, Lee has played host to students from at least 10 countries at her Los Angeles home as part of the International Student Center at UCLA's Friendship Family Program. "I've learned about the rich cultures and educations of students from China, Peru, Spain. . . . [The students] come from all over," Lee said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving to broaden its international ties, the Los Angeles Community College District is working to establish its first student and faculty exchange program with a school district in Russia. If the nation's largest community college district adopts the proposal to establish ties with the 35,000-student Lubertsy school district outside Moscow, Los Angeles officials say local students would be enriched by gaining exposure to the former Soviet Union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials overseeing the first large-scale student exchange program between China and the Los Angeles Unified School District said Wednesday that they do not expect the death of one of the students to mar the program's success. Bin-Feng Zheng, 12, died late Monday night after he was struck by a car as he darted across Topanga Canyon Boulevard near Burbank Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
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