• Exchange Student

    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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    Local host families sought for exchange students | Local news

    You’d be forgiven if you thought Andrea Polakova was the daughter of Mitzi and Scott Gaskins. Known as “Andy,” the 17-year-old from Prague, Czech Republic, has a rapport with the Gaskinses one would call familial. There’s good-natured ribbing between Scott and Polakova. “You were nicer to me in the first two weeks,” Polokova said to Scott. They’re competitive, too. Scott bested her on the tennis court, and Polokova wants another shot. She fits right in with Danilo, Kellen and Luke, the Gaskinses three adopted sons. “She’s like one of my kids,” Scott said. “You just can’t claim me on your taxes,” Polakova added. One can tell it’s not the first…

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    The most sought after jobs in the UK

    The most sought after jobs in the UK have been revealed by new research. Photo: Getty Flight attendant is the most sought after job in the UK, according to new research from job search engine Adzuna. The research analysed over 600,000 open job adverts on Adzuna’s website by looking into the job titles with the highest click rates in November 2020 to reveal the 30 most in demand job roles across the UK. Flight attendant came out on top despite the COVID-19-related travel standstill, with an average click rate of 24.1 across just 14 job adverts. High redundancies across airlines caused by the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for cabin…

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    Host family sought for Camden exchange student – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette

    Portland — The Pan Atlantic Foundation, a federal Department of State-sanctioned not-for-profit, dedicated to international educational exchange, is seeking a host family for a student who will be attending Camden Hills Regional High School in the Spring 2021 Semester. The student, Elena, will be traveling from Italy in January. The host family will provide the student with a bed to sleep in, a spot at their table for three meals a day, and their love, during the five-month exchange. Elena is coming on a J1 cultural visa where the goal is for her not only to obtain the American high school experience, but also to integrate into the family as…

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