Over the last several decades the Ocracoke community has hosted a number of foreign exchange students (from Germany, Japan, Columbia, Denmark, and other countries). In turn, our island students have ventured to many parts of the world, including Australia, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany. Most of these students have been affiliated with Youth for Understanding, an outstanding program for exchange students.
This school year Molly Lovejoy is spending her junior year in Austria. You can read her blog here: http://flavors.me/mollyinaustria. She is having a great experience.
Recently I discovered that since July of last year my blogger host site allows me to track certain information about my page views, traffic sources, and audience. Curious, one day I clicked on "Page Views by Countries, Now." There were several dozen readers from the United States, of course...and one from Austria!
Molly, Hello from Ocracoke!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.