August 23, 2014 6:09 PM

Hosting exchange students makes the world a smaller, friendlier place

They arrived as tired, tentative travelers and left a month later for their homes in Russia and Hong Kong as adopted family members, The two exchange students gave their host family a priceless experience in understanding and just plain fun.

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at .

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