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    Foreign exchange student victim of hit and run Coweta County

    Police say they don’t have any leads yet on who the driver of the car was. COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A 16-year-old foreign exchange student is in critical condition after he was the victim of a hit and run in Coweta County.  Timothee Rey is currently studying at Northgate High School from France and other students rushed to his rescue when he was hit riding his bike Tuesday night.  Northgate High School Principal Ashley Wilkes said the students who came to Rey’s aide didn’t know it was another student at first, they just knew someone needed help.  “I would commend them for being calm and collected, and going to him,…

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    Former foreign exchange student makes a home in Van Buren

    Once a foreign exchange student from Budapest, Gabor Buday has made Van Buren his home to work, experience America, and eventually become a citizen. In 2013, Buday applied for an exchange program but after missing a deadline to live in California, he found a host family in Arkansas that wanted to have him.  “I chose to come here,” Buday said. “I switched host families during the year because we were just too different, but I had a friend at Van Buren High School that offered for me to stay with them.” That was seven years ago, and Buday said that they stayed in touch after he graduated in 2014.  When Buday returned to…

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    Foreign exchange students settling in Huntsville | News

    Huntsville High School teacher Heather Schroeder conducted the Foreign Exchange and Friends club’s first meeting last week. The event covered the introduction of new foreign students who, in addition to being warmly welcomed by some H students, were also encouraged to exchange social media while enjoying a delicious snack. As a teacher, Schroeder wants to be a contact point on the Huntsville High campus for every foreign exchange student, in case they ever need anything or have questions. She also grants that the Foreign Exchange and Friends Club is all about networking. “I started the club, because I always have a close relationship with my exchange students, and I always…

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    Iowa foreign exchange student program coordinator sentenced to prison

    A Council Bluffs man will spend more than 27 years in federal prison after being convicted of coercion and enticement of a minor Thursday. Thomas Boatright, 52, pleaded guilty in February to four counts of coercion and enticement of a minor. He was sentenced Thursday to 327 months for each count, to be served simultaneously, as well as ordered to pay nearly $80,000 in restitution. Boatright served as a coordinator for EF High School Exchange Year, where he connected international students with U.S. host families and hosted teenagers in his own home. He was arrested in March 2020 after federal prosecutors said that, between July 27, 2019, and Feb. 13, 2020, he made…

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    Foreign exchange student coordinator sentenced to prison for coercing sexual activity | Crime

    Nonpareil graphic A Council Bluffs man who worked as a foreign exchange student coordinator has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for sexual coercion and enticement of minors. Thomas D. Boatright, 52, was sentenced last week in federal court to 327 months in prison for coercion and enticement of minor foreign exchange students., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. Support Local Journalism Your subscription makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} According to the office, Boatright worked as a foreign exchange student coordinator and host parent for a program where students from other countries enrolled in a year of high school in the…

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    Foreign exchange students allowed back in some Cleveland schools for 2021-2022 school year

    According to a volunteer with the AFS Intercultural Program, schools have to agree allow foreign exchange students to attend. CLEVELAND — Students returning to the classroom has reopened doors for foreign exchange students to come and experience northeast Ohio, and coming to America has also presented unique opportunities that stretch beyond the classroom for some students. In a crowd of people watching Lakewood high school’s band practice Tuesday evening was a new classmate and friend, who heard the play for the first time.  “I’m from Egypt,” foreign exchange student Shahd Abouelmadd said. Abouelmadd has been in Cleveland for one week, and is days away from starting tenth grade at Lakewood…

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    Non-profit in need of host families for foreign exchange students in Bismarck

    Forte International Exchange is looking for host families in Bismarck for Exchange students during the 2021-2022 school year. This non-profit is dedicated to international cultural exchange by providing high school students a chance to experience American culture. Staying with host families helps to guarantee this experience is as genuine as possible. Students from other countries who desire to experience American culture and education first hand, are given the opportunity with International Exchange Associations. To be eligible to study in the U.S. students are required to have a J-1 Visa and a C letter grade average. This special visa has been created to offer foreign universities participation in educational programs in…

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