Bring the world to your home

Volunteering can have many benefits, but how many volunteers can say they’ve learned about other cultures and experienced the world while serving? Two great local organizations are looking for host families to host foreign exchange students arriving in late August. This is a huge pressing need in the Southwest Michigan area and these two organizations are still seeking homes for these great students!

Can you help?

Exchange StudentsHost Families for Exchange Students for Colleagues International

Do you know someone that would be a good host for a high school exchange student? Colleagues International (SW Michigan) and World Learning (Washington D.C.) need home hosts – families and individuals – for students from former Soviet Union countries. Our group of 12 last year were really great kids and we are expecting the same caliber this year. They are on scholarship through the U.S. Department of State’s Future Leaders Exchange Program.

Contact Jennifer Lang for more details, (269) 341-9494, via email.

Exchange Student Host Families for Cultural Homestay International

Cultural Homestay International, a non-profit organization, is in need of host families for high school exchange students between 15-18 years of age to attend your local high school. Students come from around the world and will be arriving in late August.
These students make great mentors to younger children and can be a positive influence on your family, school and community!

By opening your home to the world, the world will become your home!

Host Families consist of all make-ups such as single parent families, singles, couples with or without children, retirees, empty nesters, etc.

Host Families provide:
- A bed for the student (students can share a room),
- Meals at home (students pay for their school lunch)
- Loving, caring, environment.

Students come with:
- The ability to speak English at a high school level
- Health insurance
- Spending money for anything they need (including hygiene items, school supplies, clothes, long distance phone calls, etc)
- An open mind about their American experience

This is a 5 or 10 month commitment with a foreign exchange student living in your home.

Contact Tamra Diamond, 415-459-5397, via email.

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