Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 7, 2022

During my recent conversation with Ellen Bayens of, she introduced me to Karen Joseph who works for ASSE, an international student exchange program based in the US.  One of Karen’s responsibilities is to find host families for incoming students who require a special diet for health needs.  Karen is uniquely qualified for this task as she is the mother of a now adult son with Type I Diabetes and Celiac Disease.  She understands the gluten free diet and spoke to me of the importance of finding host families who are prepared to support a student with celiac disease.  Karen has lots of stories of the students she has placed and how they made the gluten free diet work for them in a new country, hosted by a new family. 

If you are interested in hosting a student from abroad, or have a student at home who may be interested in studying abroad, you can find out more information at –

Sue’s Websites and Social Media


Podcast Blog –

Email –

Celiac Kid Stuff –

Baking Website –

Instagram - @suesgfbaking

YouTube -

Email –

Other Podcast – Gluten Free Weigh In –