AFS Intercultural Programs USA is seeking host families for international students for the upcoming school year. The program has been successful in the Fairview community since the 1960s.
“The impact of hosting an AFS Exchange student lasts a lifetime,” said Sandy Arancibia, Fairview High School Spanish teacher. Arancibia’s family hosted a female student from Ecuador during the 1976-77 school year. The family still remains in close contact with her and says “she’s like a sister to me after all these years.”
Families that are interested in learning about other cultures, teaching their children about the interconnected world in which we live and even interested in learning more about their own family dynamics are encouraged to apply to be a host family.
Students arrive from about 45 different countries around the world in August, have their own health insurance, orientation before and after arrival, midyear and before returning home. All AFS students and hosts have local liaisons and counselors in our community to help them adapt throughout the year. Students arrive in August and leave the end of June.
16 students from many countries are seeking a host family. Read the Participant Bios >
Families interested should contact local volunteer Nancy Goette at 440-234-3821 or email [email protected] to find out what students are looking for homes in our area and how to apply to host.