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Crossing The Lake

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This fall, you'll have the opportunity to learn all about British culture without even having to crack open a book. The BBC is looking for wholesome, well-rounded Chicago families to host British teenagers for a full week. Having them trade crumpets for Eggo waffles and the Tube for the L, the network hopes to have the English teens experience what life being raised in America is like. Cross your fingers you get a mini Alexa Chung who will teach you the best way to navigate our forthcoming Topshop and finally explain how to wear a calf-length skirt without looking like a librarian. [Chicago Parent]