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Host families needed

ASSE International is one of the oldest and most successful student exchange programs in the United States, and it is cooperating with local high schools to find host families willing to invite extraordinarily bright and talented students from Europe, Asia, South and Central America and even countries that used to make up the Soviet Union, to name a few to become a part of their own families for the academic year 2018-2019. It is certainly not too soon to begin the process.

These intelligent and enthusiastic ASSE International students – all between the ages of 15 and 18 – are especially excited about having a chance to experience American culture.

ASSE exchange students have their own pocket money for personal expenses and health insurance provided. ASSE students are selected for participation in this program based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries, and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to find out more about the program, please call Elfi at 616-272-9473 or email at elfi04@att.net These delightful young people are all very eager to learn about their new American host families. Begin the process of welcoming your new “adopted” son or daughter today!

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Host families needed for teens

Host families are needed for two different teens. Both arealready in the area, but need to nd a family. One attendsCedar Springs High School, and one attends Creative Tech- nologies Academy.

A host family is needed for a 17-year-old girl from Cen- tral Asia for the rest of the current school year. She is in the US on a full scholarship from FLEX. She has her own spending money and insurance. She loves shopping, and other things teens love to do. A loving family is needed to provide a bed, 3 meals a day and the desire to includeher in the life of their family. Need to nd a family in theCedar Springs School district. She currently attends Ce- dar Springs High School and would like to stay there. Forquestions, please contact ASSE Representative El Ristau616.272.9473.

A host family is also needed for Binh, a senior boy from Viet Nam who attends Creative Technologies Academy. He has excellent English skills, outstanding academics, and is extremely polite. This is his second year in the UnitedStates. He spent last year in Georgia and the rst thing youwill notice is his southern charm. He enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, watching American movies, and playing sports. Host families provide the student with room and board as well as some transportation and guidance. Students come with their own spending money and insur-ance. For more info on Binh contact the ECEP of ce at616-951-7010 or email ecep@ecepnet.org.

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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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