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Northshore September 2015

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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144 | SEPTEMBER 2015 in-depth LIVE photograph by Joel Laino BY BETTE KEVA International students find supportive family environments on the North Shore. At Home Abroad When a host and her international student call each other "mom" and "son," or when a woman says she loves her teenaged guest, and eve- ryone agrees there is a rich cultural exchange, you know something good is happening. Host parents with GPHomestay say the experience of welcoming an international student into their home to learn how Americans live while earning a high school educa- tion is most rewarding. Daniela Currie-Gutierrez is one such host parent. Chinese student Jun Yan, 18, who goes by the American name Abner Sampson, has been with Daniela and her partner, Robert Watson, for three years. (Typical Margery Shapiro and Hengwang (Dylan) Lyu

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