Wednesday’s Writing & Words


Today on Wednesday’s, Writing & Words I don’t have anything to post so I’m going to do a plug for the foreign exchange program I work for. Not only do I love hosting the students, I’m excited to be looking for good families to connect these awesome kids with. If you can’t host yourself, please pass along my contact info to family & friends and help me find homes for every student.



Would you like to learn a new culture without leaving the comfort of your own home? Do you like teenagers? Want to make a student’s dream come true? All this is possible when you open your home and heart to a foreign exchange student. International Experience is looking for host families for the coming school year. We have semester (5 month) and full year (9 month) placements.  The students are between the ages of 15 – 18. They have their own insurance and spending money. We ask that you provide a bedroom and area for homework, two meals a day (students pay for their own school lunch) and lots of love. For more information go to the IE website: or contact Candy Little @ (517) 231-1872, or email


Word of the week: Foreign 


of, relating to, or derived from another country or nation; not native:

foreign cars.

of or relating to contact or dealings with other countries; connectedwith foreign affairs.

external to one’s own country or nation:

a foreign country.

carried on abroad, or with other countries:

foreign trade.

belonging to or coming from another district, province, etc.

located outside a specific district, province, etc.


  1. of or relating to law outside of local jurisdiction.
  2. of or relating to another jurisdiction, as of another nation or state.

Word Origin and History for foreign


mid-13c., ferren, foreyne “out of doors,” from Old French forain “strange,foreign; outer, external, outdoor; remote, out-of-the-way” (12c.), fromMedieval Latin foranus “on the outside, exterior,” from Latin foris “outside,”literally “out of doors,” related to for1s “door,” from PIE *dhwor-ans-, fromroot *dhwer- “door, doorway” (see door ). Spelling altered 17c. perhaps byinfluence of reign, sovereign. Replaced native fremd. Sense of “not in one’sown land” is first attested late 14c.

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