Thai exchange student speaks to Rotary

CONSTANTINE — Tracy Eaton, a regional field development manager for PAX, (Program of Academic Exchange) an organization that arranges international student exchange, talked to Constantine Rotary on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
PAX began over 30 years ago, and today serves over 1,000 students in over 70 countries. To date, more than 19,000 students have successfully completed the PAX program.
Eaton was accompanied by Asfat Cheloh, an exchange student from Sungai Kolok, Thailand. Asfat is a senior at Constantine High School and his host family is Karen and George James. He did a PowerPoint on his country, and described Thai food as “hot and sour, nothing like the Thai food in Kalamazoo.” He said the best things about America are “snow and cheeseburgers.”
Asfat studied English for 10 years before he visited America. In Thailand, he lives two hours from his school, and stays at a dorm during the week, going home on weekends.

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