Deaf exchange student from New Zealand spending senior year in Olathe Deaf exchange student from New Zealand spending senior year in Olathe Fallon Simchowitz, who is from Auckland, New Zealand, is a exchange student spending her senior year with a family in Olathe and attending the Kansas State School for the Deaf. EXCHANGE STUDENTS The foreign exchange student program is sponsored by the American Field Service and operates in 50 countries. Students live with host families and attend secondary school full time for a semester or full year. Host families are selected through personal interviews and background checks. There are 77 foreign exchange students in the Kansas City area. For information, call Brenda Stoll at 816-804-3237 or visit AFS Intercultural Programs. its would be interest for exchange student between in your local states and countries.She will spend my old school at Kansas School for the Deaf for senior years only not 4 years only!!