I will definately have a wee read of your journal.
DD (17 yrs), loves America - with a passion. She asked a few years ago to go on the AFS exchange, which I did the fob off thing. She was too young. Then 2 years ago she asked again and I suggested that she do her homework and get back to me......... didn't happen, so last year i again suggested she do her homework, and come back to DH and me with a proposal - which she did.
AFS were all booked up, however she managed to get accepted for the EF (education first) program. Quite a few stipulations, however she passed every one, and is having the bestest time with her host family.
She is wanting to become a commercial Pilot and thought that she could join the American Airforce - but has found out that its not very easy to get into your airforce as a foreigner - so will possibly look at coming back here to go into our Airforce.........
She turns 18 later this month, so the world is her oyster !!!!!!
anyway I am a yabberer at the best of times - so sorry for my long story - however it was the condensed version !!!!!! LOL