Pre-Intercambio and the 1st year of getting it started

The truth is I don’t remember too much about the beginning, but here’s what I do remember. On my way to Portland in August 99 I stopped in Boulder to visit friends. I’d just graduated with an undergrad business degree from the University of Michigan and spent the summer interning at an amazing psychiatric treatment […]

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Feature Friday: Alejandro

Alejandro is an extremely lively and outgoing Intercambio student taking classes in Longmont. At Intercambio, Alejandro appreciates the breadth of countries that are all represented in one space. From his interactions with students from places such as China and Libya, he finds he consistently enjoys the community and the friendships that accompany it.   Alejandro […]

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Feature Friday: Lupe Gutierrez

Lupe is a vivacious Intercambio student who loves to dance and socialize. She explains, “When I didn’t speak English, I despaired, because I like to be sociable, and talk to everyone… I would always ask my son,’what did they tell me?’…I always wanted to know everything, and how to answer.”   Intercambio classes have given […]

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Feature Friday: Rogelio Sosa

  Rogelio is an area monitor at his company, making him responsible for managing inspections and the needs of his employees. He is harnessing skills learned in his Intercambio classes to better respond to the emails he receives from customers. He is especially focused on improving his use of the different tenses. Improving his written English will be […]

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Feature Friday: Jose

Jose is a teacher from Cuba who is taking classes with Intercambio in Lafayette. He thinks that taking classes is a vital process because communication is so necessary in everyday life, and it is difficult to rely on electronic translators. Jose also recognizes the importance of learning English in order to find work.   “The classes are very […]

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Feature Friday: Zonia Palacios

Zonia is a hardworking Intercambio student from El Salvador who has just completed Level 6A in her second term with the program. In her class, she and the other student often act out various scenarios such as salesperson and customer at a store, and enjoy laughing at their pronunciation mistakes.   Zonia is very proud of […]

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Feature Friday: Pat Brunelle

“Teaching is just part of who I am,” said Pat Brunelle. Before joining Intercambio in 2013, Pat was an elementary school teacher, a middle school teacher, and taught English composition at Regis University. After she retired, Pat was introduced to Intercambio by her daughter, Jenny Desmond—current Events Manager at Intercambio. For the past two years, […]

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