Friday, March 22, 2013

Sign up to host an international student this summer!

Host Families Needed to Welcome 34 International Students
Education First Educational Homestay Programs (EHP) is now accepting caring volunteer host families who are ready to welcome students into their home for a few weeks this summer. This non-profit program provides a unique opportunity for families to make life-long friendships with international students while learning about their culture – all without leaving home.

From July 16 – August 5th host families on the Eastside will welcome 34 EHP students. Our students will attend language and culture classes and enjoy planned activities during weekdays, chaperoned by our staff. Host-siblings are welcome to join some activities too! Weekends will be free for host families to enjoy activities with their students while building long lasting cross-cultural bonds. Families also earn travel rewards and discounts through this program. Children of host families can earn community service credit and 24-hour support from EHP staff is available.

Families able to provide a room (shared is fine), an extra plate at the table, and – most importantly – a stable caring environment, have what it takes to share their life with an eager student from abroad this summer. Host family sign-ups close on May 15th. Contact Karene Busby at (425) 466-8538, for details.

About Education First For almost 50 years, Education First has helped millions of people become “citizens of the world” by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. Through cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs, Education First is the world leader in international education.

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