Host Families need for an Exchange Students

Sarah Candelaria shared the below information with us and we wanted to pass it along to the community.  If you or someone you know might be interested in being a host family please contact her via email at scandelaria@edutrav.org


 

host familyCibola High is accepting two more students for the 2016-2017 school year and we have a lot of students that are still needing families.

Exchange students enrich the lives of their host families, peers, teachers, and the entire community! As a host family for the last 7 years at Cibola High (we have hosted from South Korea, Germany (twice), Sweden (twice), Japan, and France), I can truly say that hosting is an amazing experience and an unforgettable time for the whole family.  Most people walk away with a new member of the family, new traditions and menu ideas, great memories and a vacation invitation from abroad!  Our students bring their own spending money and insurance and totally integrate within the family; they are not a guest! You can expect them to do chores like American teenagers and they participate in all of your usual family activities.

Host family responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe and nurturing home environment for the student
  • Provide students with a room (can be shared with a host sibling), his/her own bed, adequate storage, 3 meals per day, and transportation for extracurricular activities
  •  Give love and support to the student
  •  Explore cultural differences and similarities
  •  You do NOT have to have high school kids of your own- all types of families are accepted!!

 

Our students:

  • Bring own spending money & insurance
  • Have good English skills
  •  Are highly screened for suitability for the program
  •  Are excited to meet their American family!

 

Our Local Coordinators:

  • Have received extensive training
  • Meet with the students every month
  • Often have international or hosting experience
  • Provide ongoing support to the host family

 

JUNXIANG

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 2001
Home country: China
Gender: Male
Program duration: AYP
Religion: PROTESTANT
Interests/Activities: Junxiang lives with his mother in China, and his favorite subjects in school are Chinese, P.E., and Music. Some of his hobbies include singing, music, baseball, camping, cooking, golf, football, volleyball, basketball, skating, swimming, cycling, and tennis. He describes himself as independent, easy-going, and an active person interested in many activities. While in the USA he hopes to make more friends and develop his ability to adapt and to become more mature.

 

PEDRO

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 2000
Home country: Brazil
Gender: Male
Program duration: School Year
Religion: Catholic
Interests/Activities: Pedro has one younger brother and a dog, and some of his hobbies include drawing, playing music, creating digital media, cooking, and crafts. His favorite subjects in school are Math, Geometry, and Art. Pedro describes himself as very positive and calm in stressful times, and also someone who loves different experiences. He hopes to become more independent and develop new friendships while in the U.S.

JAN

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 1999
Home country: Germany
Gender: Male
Program duration: School Year
Religion: no
Interests/Activities: Jan has two older siblings a turtle and cats, and some of his interests are playing basketball, astronomy, traveling, and hiking. Jan's favorite subjects in school are Sports, Physics, Art, and Geography, and in the future he would like to be an Engineer for Space Science. Jan describes himself as open and friendly, helpful, and organized. He hopes to become more self-confident and independent while on program.

 

SUCHANUN

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 2000
Home country: Timor-Leste
Gender: Female
Program duration: School Year
Religion: Buddhism
Interests/Activities: Suchanun ‘Mint' has two siblings, a dog, and a cat, and she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, crafting, drawing, and traveling. Her favorite subjects in school are Math and Art, and in the future she would like to be a businesswoman in real estate. Suchanun describes herself as easy-going, independent, and out-going. She would like to have many new friends and family from around the world, and to explore new experiences in the U.S.

 

 

ANTONELLA

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 2000
Home country: Italy
Gender: Female
Program duration: AYP
Religion: Catholic
Interests/Activities: Antonella has one younger brother, and some of her interests include studying languages, traveling, cooking, and taking photos, reading, listening to music, watching films or TV series, and drawing. Antonella's favorite subjects in school are English, Math, Chemistry, and Physics. She describes herself as positive, hard-working and self-confident. While in the U.S. Antonella would like to become the ambassador of Italian culture, make a lot of friends, and establish magnificent relationships with her host family.

 

RUBEN

PROGRAM Start date: AUGUST - 2016
Year of Birth: 1999
Home country: Germany
Gender: Male
Program duration: AYP
Religion: none
Interests/Activities: Ruben has two older sisters, and some of his interests include playing trombone, board games, sports, and spending time with friends. Ruben's favorite subjects in school are History and Social Science, and in the future he wants to study law. Ruben describes himself as adaptable, friendly and interested in new cultures. He hopes to learn about American history and culture, and to take part in big events like thanksgiving or the Independence Day. Ruben is a vegetarian and does not eat fish or meat, but he does eat dairy products. He has a minor rabbit allergy but he can live with rabbits.
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