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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Programs looking for foreign exchange host families, students to travel abroad

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  • ASSE International Student Exchange Program
    Local host families needed for exchange students
    ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for teenage boys and girls from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, coming to this area for the 2013-2014 school year. Exchange students may be hosted for a full school year, or just for the fall semester. These personable and academically select exchange students speak English fluently, are bright, curious, and excited to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.
    The students are sponsored by ASSE, an organization founded by the Swedish National Department of Education in 1976. ASSE is recognized by the United States Department of State as an Exchange Visitor Program. ASSE also cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education and the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Since its inception, ASSE has expanded to include 61 countries around the world.
    The exchange students arrive from their home countries shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year.  Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her personal spending money, and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.
    The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the student of their choice, from any country or culture. Students and families are encouraged to begin corresponding prior to the student’s arrival.
    Anyone interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should contact ASSE’s local representative, Sandra Isom 620-585-6789 or call ASSE’s Midwest Regional Office at 1-800-333-3802 or visit ASSE’s website at www.host.asse.com.
    High school students sought to study abroad
    ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local high school students to become ASSE exchange students abroad for the 2014-2015 school year.  Single semester, shorter term and summer vacation programs also are available. Students should be between 15 and 18 years old and be interested in living with a host family, attending school and learning about the lands and people of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. Students should have a good academic record, be of good character, and desire to experience another culture and language through living with a warm and giving volunteer family.
    ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization.  ASSE is officially designated as an “Exchange Visitor Program” by the United States Department of State. It was founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, and cooperates with Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education and New Zealand Ministry of Education. Since its inception in 1976, ASSE has expanded to include exchanges among 61 countries world-wide.
    Page 2 of 2 - Any high school students, and their parents, interested in obtaining more information about ASSE’s outbound student exchange program should contact ASSE’s local representative, Sandra Isom 620-585-6789, or call ASSE’s Midwest Regional Office at 1-800-333-3802.
    World Heritage Student Exchange Program
    Local host families needed for exchange students
    World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, the former Soviet Union Countries, Norway and more.
    Couples, single parents and families with and without children in the home are all encouraged to host. Hosts may choose to host a student for a semester or for the school year.
    Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings their own personal spending money and expects to contribute to their share of household responsibilities, as well as be included in normal family activities and lifestyles.
    For more information, call 1-800-888-9040, visit www.whhosts.com or email info@worldheritage.org.

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