Thursday, June 9, 2011

Host Family - the Schulkens

For every foreign student, ETSU foreign student office tried to match a host family to benefit both sides. The Schulkens were assigned to me. They lived in Kingsport as Mr. Schulkens was working for Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company. They provided me a home away from home. Their two children, Jane and Rod, were twelve and ten at the time. They were interested in learning something about China. They had me for my first Thanksgiving dinner, and they treated me to many Sunday dinners at the Country Club. They gave me a glimpse of how a chemist family lived in the USA. It was very nice for me! I kept in communication with them for a long time .Jane even took my General Chemistry class later at ETSU.

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