The Fischer family’s household was very full with Rick and Lori’s three boys (Justin, Cory, and Trevor) and three exchange students, both past and present, in their Cloverdale home this year. Exchange students Jochem van der Sluijs (Netherlands), Alex Jüstel (Germany), and Valeria Farina (Italy) celebrated Christmas this year with the Fischer family. Jochem and Alex are former exchange students who stayed with the Fischers in the past. Valeria is currently staying with them.
Alex was the first exchange student that Rick and Lori hosted. He stayed with them during the 2012-2013 school year when he attended Ottoville High School. The Fischers hadn’t planned on hosting again so soon but when the EF High School Exchange Program came to them asking if they would host Jochem, they decided to host again in 2013-2014. After taking a year off, they were asked again if they would like to host, which brought Valerie to them this school year.