Original article posted in The Toledo Blade - Lauren Lindstrom
In a variety of languages but with the same enthusiasm, exchange students from around the world shared their experiences of living in northwest Ohio with an audience at the West Toledo Branch Library on Saturday.
The event was hosted by local literacy nonprofit Books4Buddies and the American Cultural Exchange Service, which places international students in high schools across the United States for an academic year.
Tracee Ellis, a local coordinator with the exchange service, said it forges connections among students of different cultures, faiths, and backgrounds. About 25 to 30 students arrive in the Toledo area in a given year…