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Families needed for exchange students


Host families will be giving an exceptional young person from another country the opportunity of a lifetime. Host families will be giving an exceptional young person from another country the opportunity of a lifetime. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries from around the world.

Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture. They want to experience everything from A mer ic an food, to spor ts, shopping and much more. They will also share their own culture with host families.

Host families welcome these students into their family, notasaguest,butas a member of t heir family, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience.

In addition, students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. Students are academically selected onto the program, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, call Lisa Ries or Rebecca Watson at 1- 800- 473-0696 at the ASSE Southern Regional Office. There are many students to choose from, so call and begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter into your family today.


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