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.

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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.

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Penelope (right) in Barbados with Jade (left) and Wanda (center), Jade’s mother

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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