If you’ve ever considered hosting an International Exchange Student, now would be a great time!
I am seeking families in the Elbert area, to provide a homestay for students attending Elbert High School. We have teens in 15 different countries waiting to find out who their American families will be! What better time to reach out and open your heart and home to one of these awesome students?
Our volunteer host families provide international students with a window in which to view and understand American life and culture. Students are expected to act as a member of your family and will participate in daily activities and chores, bond with their siblings, and join in all family activities and gatherings. Families are encouraged to treat students as members of their family and to provide them with all the love, support and guidance they will need during their home-stay.
Education, Travel & Culture (ETC) is happy to provide references of former host families upon request (and I would love to tell you about the wonderful experiences our family has had hosting eleven exchange students over the years). Our host families have a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences, providing students with a real flavor of the diversity that America is so proud of. We welcome families with one or two parents at home, with lots of kids or no kids, and empty nesters!
We have an amazing group of students for the 2014-2015 school year. Many of these teens are multi-talented, multi-linguistic and enthusiastic to be involved in extracurricular activities at their American high school. They ask really cute questions like: "Do Americans really eat ketchup with everything?" “Will I get a locker at my high school just like the movies?" "Does everyone wear boots and a cowboy hat?" They are nervous and excited- all at the same time!
Our students are between the ages of 15-18 years old, and bring their own spending money and health insurance. They pay their own expenses, with the exception of food and housing. And hope to be treated as one of the family.
Please call me right away if you are interested in more information:
Margie Ashura (303) 648-3088 or (303) 618-4917
Elbert School District #200 has the responsibility to the community, our state and the nation to educate children, under the philosophy of education, to problem solve and to accept global responsibility in a safe, nurturing environment. Our future strength lies in a traditionally strong fundamental education and development of well adjusted, socially responsible citizens who are able to secure employment, go to college, pursue careers, and communicate, as well as, compete in a technological and information based world.
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