Host families needed for exchange students

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2002

World Heritage is seeking area host families for high school students from Spain, France, Germany, Thailand, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico and Brazil visiting the United States through the World Heritage International Student Exchange Program for the 2003-04 school year.

Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teen-ager living thousands of miles from home.

Students are well screened and selected based on academic performance, English proficiency, teacher recommendations and personal interviews. Couples, single parents and families with or without children are encouraged to apply.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins in the fall.

Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, while being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

The students also will teach their adopted host families about their own culture and language.

Families may select the student of their choice from student applications, photo collages and biographical essays.

Once paired, students and families are encouraged to begin corresponding prior to the student's arrival.

For more information, call Heather Haase at (800) 888-9040 or visit

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