Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Plug...

Hello Everyone...As many of you probably know, We are Regional Coordinators for EF foundation which is the organization that has been bringing exchange students into our high schools across the state.

These exchange students come from all over the world to spend a year at our local high schools and to spend that time with an American family. The only obligation from the host family is that they provide room and board (food at home and a place to sleep) as well as include them as one of the family. The kids come with their own spending money for the rest of their expenses including their school lunches.

The kids go through a screening process and are selected to spend a year abroad based on their language skills, grades, adaptability, and desire to spend a year abroad. EF brings over 3000 students to the US each year and we personally, typically place 8 students in the high schools in the white mountain area, but we are also responsible for the kids that get placed through our other coordinators across the state and can hook you up with whoever is covering your area if you are outside of the white mountain area. (If you dont live in Arizona, and are interested, I can still hook you up!)

We keep in close contact with the host families and students to ensure all is working out well and help with any problems that may arise. We have trips and get together's planned for them so you don't feel the responsibility to constantly entertain them. We are looking for host families that may be interested in learning about another culture and having a student in their home for this coming school are typically able to pick the student that you would like to host. We have students from many nationalities, male or female depending on what would work best with your family dynamics.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be or even just have some questions about this please contact me through my email button on this site (on the right hand sidebar), and we would be happy to talk to you and tell you more about it!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and consider this great opportunity