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Volunteer hosts needed for exchange students

CASE Exchange Student Programs would like to invite you to meet a very special person in 2012! Families in school districts across Michigan are invited to offer their hospitality to a high school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.

According to Joann Cooper, the Program’s County Coordinator, families that volunteer early have the opportunity to begin communication with their student before arrival. This early bonding makes it easier for everyone to handle cultural obstacles once the student arrives. “Most of the students feel like they know their host families even before they arrive and are immediately ready to become a participating member of their new host homes – pitching in on everything from household chores to family discussions,” says Cooper.

In particular, the exchange program is seeking a host family for a 16-year-old girl from Vietnam and a 15- year-old boy from Spain. Both students have full medical insurance, pocket money for their personal needs & have expressed a true desire to learn about our American culture from the inside – while living with an American family. “Just imagine homecoming, sporting events, or even that first school bus ride as seen through the eyes of a foreign exchange student.”

Hosts provide room, board and a once in a lifetime opportunity for some lucky foreign teen to live and study in America for a school year. Host families with small or grown children, or no children at all, are eligible to host. A return exchange is not necessary

CASE is a non-profit organization, designated by the US State Dept and maintains full listing in the CSIET Advisory book. For more information call toll free 1 (877) 417-9675 and ask for Joann Cooper, or e-mail: joanncooper48@yahoo.com .

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