Last week, twelve Cambridge Network leaders attended Partners in Mission annual advancement and enrollment conference in Quincy, MA. The conference attracted over 350 school officials and diocesan representatives from across the country with a majority of attendees coming from Michigan.
This 6-year collaborative partnership between the two organizations allows leadership the perfect opportunity to network and engage in discussions with member schools. Working alongside nearly 300 schools throughout the U.S. in 39 states, many of Cambridge Network’s Catholic schools are members of both organizations.
The highlight of this year’s conference was Cambridge Network’s homestay breakout session. Vice President of External Relations, Louise Reaves, moderated a 1-hour session where the audience had the chance to interact with a panel that included a recent international student graduate, a host mother and father, and lastly a Cambridge Network on-the-ground supporting staff.
Icy, originally from China, spoke about her successful homestay experience as one of Cambridge Network’s star students. The host family told stories about the experience. It was a cultural learning for both the student and the family. Overall, the session had terrific reviews even having several audience members stay after to discuss homestay management in greater detail.
Cambridge Network’s 2,700 students and around 2,200 host families the students allows the team to engage in speaking opportunities throughout the country in an effort to spread best practices of running an international program.