Jade, from Barbados, (Remy-Cointreau community) traveled to Paris for a homestay experience with World is a Village. She was hosted by Penelope. Penelope had already traveled to Barbados for a homestay program. The two new best friends got along so great that they decided to go further in their cultural exchange! Jade visited popular French landmarks and got a taste for the baguettes and the cheese! We had the opportunity to interview Jade while she was visiting Penelope in Paris.
Read on to know more 👇
Interview conducted by Josephine Terrien, content manager at World is a Village.
Interviewee: Jade, globetrotter, and Penelope, host-sister
Welcome Penelope and Jade, it is so great to see you guys and have you here for an interview!
Jade: Thank you so much for welcoming us! Penelope and I have had such great trips together it’s nice to see from where the team works!
Penelope: Yes, thank you so much for welcoming us to your offices!
Connecting before homestay on World is a Village
So first, how did you guys meet!
Jade & Penelope: We met on World is a Village.
Jade arrived in Paris last week, god… we were so excited to see each other again!
Penelope: First I went on a homestay program in Jade’s family.
Jade: And now it’s my turn to be in Paris, hosted by Penelope’s family.
Jade’s homestay experience in Paris
So, Jade, you’ve been in Paris for a few days now, what have you girls been up to?
Penelope: Jade arrived in Paris last week, god… we were so excited to see each other again!
We visited the magnificent Castle of Versailles
Jade: Yes I am so happy to be here and spend time with Penelope! Since I got here what have we been up to ….? A LOT to be fair!
Penelope: You met some of my cousins and some of my friends. We went to a barbecue to my friend’s house with my cousins. We visited the magnificent Castle of Versailles (ED: Versailles is the 2nd most visited place in France).
Jade: And the Champs-Elysées! Did I say it right?
Penelope: Yes! 😁And the Arc de Triomphe also where we took some great pictures!
Wow! You guys have been busy!
It was always my dream to visit Paris, but doing it through a homestay program was the best idea ever!
Jade: What else did we do…? Oh we went to the Gallery… Gallery Laf…
Penelope: Galerie Lafayette!
Jade: Right! And we did some great shopping there!
Penelope: We went to the Louvre
Jade: and the Eiffel Tour! Which was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
It sounds like a perfect trip! And it’s not done yet!!
Jade: Yes… I don’t want it to end!
Do you guys have anything to add?
Jade & Penelope: Thank you World is a Village!
Jade: It was always my dream to visit Paris, but doing it through a homestay program was the best idea ever!
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