Exchange Student

April 19 – Nonprofit seeks local families to host high school exchange students | Education

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15–18 for the next academic year. Students from places like Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Ukraine have already received scholarships to study in the USA.

Loving and caring host families are needed to bridge the gap between people, cultures and nations. 

ASSE is designated and supervised by the U.S. Department of State. Preparations are underway for the 2021-22 program year and the arrival of students in autumn. ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture — food, sports, shopping and more. They also love to share their own culture with their host families — who welcome them not as a guest, but as family members.

In addition, ASSE students have pocket money for personal expenses, along with health, accident, and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected for participation based on academics and good citizenship. Host families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries, and personal interests.

To become a host family, or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, call Tiffany at 816-807-2765 or the ASSE Midwest Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin a

host family application.