Host Families Sought for International Students
The non-profit STS Foundation, which works with a network of coordinators to place international students across the country, is looking for host families in Honolulu for two high schoolers for the 2009-2010 academic year.
"These students will integrate themselves into a Honolulu area family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does," writes Sean Taddiken, STSF regional coordinator. "In turn they will provide insight into their own culture."
The students are:
Roberto, an 18-year-old from Caracas, Venezuela. He loves playing baseball and is fond of many other sports. He speaks Spanish, Italian and English and is very excited to be able to perfect his English while sharing in this cultural experience.
Lorena, a 15-year-old from Burgthann, Germany. She loves playing tennis. She also enjoys playing basketball and volleyball as well as watching many other sports. Her other hobbies include playing guitar and cooking. She is fond of writing and in the future would like to be a journalist. Lorena is very interested in learning more about the United States.
Host families provides a separate bed, family meals and a safe environment. The students will have their own spending money and health insurance.
"We believe international student exchange is a unique and vital source of knowledge and an empowering supplement to both the American student's and the exchange student's education and experience," Taddiken says.
If your family is interested in being a host family, please call Lillian Clemente at (800) 522-4678 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.