Host families sought for foreign exchange students

August 04, 2011

The Center for Cultural Interchange seeks volunteer host families to host exchange students for the 2011-12 school year. Volunteer host families come from varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and include working parents, empty nesters, singles and single parents.

They are to provide:

• Open communication, encouragement, patience and sound advice

• A separate bed, which can be in a shared room with a host sibling of similar age and same gender and a quiet place to study

• Three daily meals

• Local transportation (students are not permitted to drive while in the program)

• Treatment as a member of the family, which may include household rules, responsibilities and privileges

While host families are not compensated, they may  claim a $50 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns. Host family applications are being accepted through Monday, Aug. 15.

For more information, go to, email or call 800-634-4771.

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