They packed their bags, kissed family good-bye, and got on a plane, hoping for the best.
And we know they got it because they are being sponsored by West U Rotary!    
Ayuri from Japan and Alejo from Argentina said "Yes" to a big life and youth exchange and now they are here going to school every day trying to figure out what the heck is going on.  At this time they are both planning to be at our meeting on Thursday.   Please give them your warmest, friendliest greeting.   If you ask them a question, don't think them rude if you don't get a coherent answer.   At this stage they are often nodding in agreement when what they really mean is "I don't know what you just said."   The Argentine culture is very touchy, with cheek kisses shared even among strangers, but the Japanese culture is more formal, though a sincere bow will be well received.   "Ko-ni-chi-wa" is hello in Japanese, and we probably all know "Ola" is hello in Spanish.  Show your worldly self and greet them each appropriately.   (I will struggle with not hugging Ayuri, for sure.)