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Non-profit student exchange program seeks representatives


World Heritage International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in our community. World Heritage provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements, and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure. World Heritage representatives have the opportunity to support American high school students during this transformative year abroad.

Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students in their community throughout the year, and interview American students who wish to spend a semester, year or summer abroad. Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising, including opportunities to earn bonuses.

World Heritage says their primary goal is to contribute to international understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. World Heritage area representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible.

For more information about World Heritage or becoming an area representative, call the World Heritage office at 1-800-888-9040, email them at info@world-heritage.org or go to www.world-heritage.org to learn more.

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Host families needed for Chinese students


Are you looking to go to China, but cannot afford it? If so, then let a local organization bring China to you. For the third summer in a row, Network 153, a local non-profit ministry, is teaming up with Pine Ridge Bible Camp in Cedar Springs to host an English Immersion camp. Tim and Shelley Bauer, directors of Network 153, have years of experience working with foreign exchange students. Their experience has given them a Christian heart of love for the nations.

On July 19 thru August 8, 67 high school students and 6 adult chaperones will be coming to our area from Lu He International High School in Beijing, China. The Chinese students will spend the first two weeks in host families where they will attend ESL classes at Cedar Springs Middle School, as well as experiencing some local attractions. During the third week the students will enjoy what many American children do at a typical summer camp. Pine Ridge Bible Camp is looking for American middle and high school students to come join the Chinese students the week of August 1-6 for “Teen Culture Explosion” week. It’s a great way to experience another culture in your own backyard.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, contact Tim or Shelley Bauer at (616) 799-4935 or email them at network153usa@gmail.com. Also, contact Kevin Grifhorst, Director of Pine Ridge Bible Camp, at (616) 696-8675 if your children are interested in experiencing a summer mission trip right in our own backyard.

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