HOST AN AFS FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT (AGE 15-18) NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
The Dayton Area AFS Council is looking for local families interested in sharing their home and American values and culture with a foreign exchange student. The 15 to 18-year old students are carefully screened, fully insured, and have studied English usually more than 5 years They come from around 50 countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and many more with the goals of sharing their own country's language, history, and culture. The primary expenses to hosts are to provide food and to pay for the AFS'er when on family outings. Students have their own spending money for clothes, phone, etc.
They will arrive in August (usually Aug. 9) in time for the start of the school year and return at the end of June. Throughout their stay AFS volunteers of the Dayton area will plan special events and orientations for the host family members and the AFS'ers. Students are matched with hosts through in-home meetings and families may review student applications beforehand.
HOMES FOR BOYS NEEDED ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR!
Our AFS students have been hosted by childless couples, couples with very young children, singles, "empty nesters," and single parent families with great success and happiness in past years, so do not think that hosts are only the "typical" family of two young parents with teens. Hosting an AFS'er of the opposite sex of your own child is encouraged if the family has the interest. You child can have the "brother" or "sister" they never had!
For more information, contact the local hosting coordinator, Marla Gamble, at 233-6190 or see
www.afsusa.org to do your own research and indicate your interest to host.