Several exchange students from across the world took their first steps in America Sunday.
Several host families met at the Meridian Airport to pick up the teenagers who will live with them for the next ten months.
Sheila Carpenter whose host son Mauricio Martinez arrived at the airport says she is excited. Martinez is from Mexico. Carpenter doesn't have children of her own, and she says this is an opportunity for her have young people around the house for a couple of months.
The exchange students will be in the area for ten months.