WALK TOGETHER, TALK TOGETHER by Katharine T. Kinkead

WALK TOGETHER, TALK TOGETHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Katharine Kinkead did the profile- How An Ivy League Coltege Decides on Admissions- last year, and this is an equally expert and explicit short account of The American Field Service and its Student Exchange Program. On a minimal budget, this organization in 10 years has enabled 11,000 boys and girls from 60 countries to spend a year here and 8000 Americans to spend either a summer or a school year abroad. The fee for this ""boarding school without a campus""- about $650 (not quite enough) may be raised by the community of the child's family, but it involves extensive, intricate work on the part of the AFS, in liaison work, screening of both families and children, placement, briefings. Along with their year in an American home, the boys and girls go on a three week tour of the U.S. The thank you gesture, the Americans Abroad summer which has now been extending to schooling over a longer period, has been found to be an enormous asset in their college admissions. And the whole project, amplified with numerous testimonials from the young people who have participated in it, provides a warm and inspiriting account of a program which has done much to permanently promote good will and understanding all over the world. It is to be hoped and expected that this book will help to increase interest in it.

Pub Date: May 14th, 1962
ISBN: 0393336298
Publisher: Norton