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    Non-profit organization seeks local families to host high school exchange students | News

    Americans are among the most generous people on planet earth. During these times of global uncertainty, more than ever America has an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of its generosity. You can play your part by hosting an international high school exchange student for the upcoming academic year and helping them experience American culture firsthand! World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15–18 arriving soon to attend community high schools. Students from all over the world – places like Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech and Thailand, to name a few – have been selected to participate based on strong academics and…

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    Exchange Students in Need of Host Families | KWKT

    WACO, Texas – COVID-19 kept many foreign exchange students with plans to visit America for the last school year at home. Now they hope 2021 will be different. “It’s created a little bit of an influx,” says Ayusa community representative Christin Sherburne. “Now we have more students this year than we ever have had before that are needing a home.” The Ayusa exchange program is working to place those students as quickly as they can so they can start school in time. “They become a part of the family and build these lasting connections,” says host dad Brett Boyd. One Central Texas man started hosting students four years ago, and…

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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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    Local host families wanted for international exchange students

    Families needed to host teens from a variety of countries –International Cultural Exchange Services, in cooperation with local high schools, is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries. ICES students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English skills. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students come with their own health insurance and spending money to cover personal…

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    Host families wanted for Centre County exchange student program

    CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – For the first time ever, the American Councils for International Education is looking to bring their exchange student program to Centre County. This means high school students from over 20 countries around the world are hoping that you’ll open up your hearts and homes, and be their host family this coming school year. But with August fast approaching, the organization says it’s urgent that they find local families who are willing to commit. “We hope to spend much of July meeting with families and answering their questions. Then, we hope to secure a placement by the end of the month. This would give us enough…

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    Host Families Sought for Foreign Exchange Students

    The story below is a preview from our July/August 2021 issue. For more stories like it, Subscribe Today. Thank you!  The pandemic has had a negative effect on getting the word out, but the program is still operating. While international travel has been severely restricted for more than a year, foreign exchange student programs have continued their efforts to promote international understanding. In the Roanoke Valley, Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG), a program of the State Department, is having more difficulty telling potential hosts that it is still working than it is in getting students across international borders. Chapter Leader Roni Sutton says emphatically, “The program is still open. We have…

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    Exchange student agency looking for host families in Hampton Roads

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Exchange student programs are picking back up after a temporary shutdown due to COVID-19. In Virginia Beach, the Trussell family is preparing to welcome their third exchange student. They go through an agency called International Experience. Tracy Mabry, northeast regional director for International Experience, says the agency is still looking for host families in various parts of Hampton Roads while some are already full. Public schools have a certain number of students they allow each year. Mabry said that for Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, families can still sign up to host, but they do need to hurry as the deadline to have information to the schools…

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