Their journeys to Washington County Technical High School are as individual as they are, but their motives are similar - to study in the United States, learn more about the culture and improve their English language skills.
With eight foreign exchange students at Tech High, teacher Kristin Eberle wanted a forum that would encourage local students to interact with the visiting students.
Eberle, who teaches world history and sociology, had five of the eight students in class this year and wondered what she could do to ensure they had a good experience. That's how Culture Club was formed.
"It's the first year for Culture Club. It started as a lark, getting my American students to develop relationships with the foreign students," Eberle said.
The group meets after school on Thursdays and do a variety of activities, such as duckpin bowling. The exchange students attend when they can get rides home, as do some of the other Tech High students.