When Gehrung Associates heard that Carleton College was adding “home stays” to their externships, we knew we had the makings of a great trend idea. We queried members of the Annapolis Group to find additional examples of the trend. As a result, six institutions – Carleton College, Kalamazoo College, Luther College, Centre College, Swarthmore College, and Gettysburg College – were featured in New York Times and Financial Times articles about the beneficial life and work experiences these “home stays” provide students. Carleton “home stay” students were also highlighted in a nytimes.com slide show.