Exchange students need hosts locally

Exchange students need hosts locally

The Messenger 05.28.08 Cultural Homestay International, a nonprofit educational program, is seeking applications from families who want a chance to share the culture and way of life of a U.S. family with a teenager from another country. Volunteer families provide room, board and family life while learning about another part of the world from the teen they are hosting. High school students come from Belgium, Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ireland and Australia. They will have their own health insurance and spending money. The program has local coordinators intended to guide and support the family and student during the three-week program summer program or the 10-month school year. For more information or to apply, contact Donna Bomar by telephone at (731) 479-2530 or by e-mail at ddbomar@bellsouth.net or go to the Web site www.chinet.org and click on Academic Year Program. Ms. Bomar told The Messenger that a summer group from China will be arriving locally June 24, with additional details to be provided during their visit.

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