Local families needed to host international exchange students

The time is now to bring international exchange to Delaware once again.

International Student Exchange, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteer families to host international high school students in the coming academic year. Host families can expect to gain a new family member, experience a new culture, create lifelong friendships and make a positive impact locally and globally. High school classes will start soon and interested parties must apply immediately.

The international exchange students are between the ages of 15 and 18. They come from 40 different countries.

“The exchange program focuses on bringing the people of the world closer together while educating the leaders of tomorrow through student exchange,” said Wayne Brewer, CEO of International Student Exchange. American teenagers can also study abroad through International Student Exchange.

Families are invited to pick their new son or daughter from another country so that they can begin building a relationship and bond with them. There are students from many countries with a variety of interests to be a great match for any type of family including single people, empty nesters, families with small children, families with high school students and same-sex couples. If you have a loving home and are wanting to add a new family member this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Families can select an international student based on shared interests, hobbies, gender and more. Family screening includes a background check, an in-home interview, and a verification of personal references.  The international students are English-speaking and have their own spending money. Americans provide the caring environment, room, and daily meals.

For information, contact Sandy Vitez, regional manager, at 609-382-8161 or [email protected] or go to midsouth.iseusa.org.

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