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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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146 | SEPTEMBER 2015 nshoremag.com in-depth LIVE photographs courtesy of GPHomestay stays range from one to four years, but short-term hosting opportuni- ties are also available.) "Abner is an extrovert," says Currie-Gutierrez. "He's definitely silly, goofy, and loves Doctor Who and sci-fi. He's one of a kind." Be- sides having fun with his American and Chinese friends here, Abner has earned a 3.85 grade point aver- age at the Sparhawk School, a small private high school in Amesbury. When he graduated this spring, his stay was officially over. But rather than return home right away, he remained a while longer so he could accompany his host parents to TH E STU DE NTS THAT COM E HAVE AN I NCRE DI BLE WORK ETH IC I N ACADE M ICS. TH EY KNOW IT'S A SACRI FICE FOR TH E I R FAM I LY. TH EY PUT THAT E FFORT I N…. STU DE NTS KNOW THAT TH E I R PARE NTS, GRAN DPARE NTS, AU NTS, AN D U NCLES MAY BE PAYI NG FOR IT, AN D THAT TH EY ARE RE PRESE NTATIVES OF TH E I R FAM I LY." —Peter Lendall, Residential Coordinator Abner has had a well-rounded American experience with his host family.

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