Information about hosting an exchange student (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan participate)

From: Rick G.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:06 AM
I was asked to pass this information along - would be a good opportunity for those of us learning to get a LOT of practice in. I don't have any further information on this program than what I'm posting below -- please use the contact information in the message (or show up at one of the information sessions) if you would like more information. Thanks!

Forwarded message follows:
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My name is Ruth Blackstock, and I volunteer for AFS
Intercultural Exchange programs. AFS was founded in 1947, and
today exchanges over 10,000 high school students worldwide
between 50+ partner countries! We are looking for host
families for the[masked] school year, and are reaching out to
language meet up groups in the area to see if we can connect
with interested candidates.

Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are all partners in the
AFS program, so the students might be of interest to the
members of your meet up group.

Here's a bit about who we are and the type of families we
seek. We are ALWAYS open to volunteers as well to work with
the kids and families, and support them during their year of
exchange.

Thanks in advance if you can share this with your group at the
next meeting. Any questions, please feel free to call me
[masked]) or email us at [address removed]

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Experience the World With AFS Intercultural Exchange - Without
Leaving Home!

Ever wonder what you can do to help change the world? Open your
home and family to an AFS high school student from another
country and help build bridges of intercultural understanding
at a time when the world really needs it.

This August more than 2,500 young people from 50+ AFS partner
countries will arrive in the U.S. to study at high schools
across the country. Enjoying daily family life, meals together,
and community activities will make a world of difference to a
young visitor who is eager to experience what it's like to live
as a member of a family, school, and community in the U.S.

Host families provide a bed and meals, and the same guidance
and support to students as they would to their own son or
daughter. Host families and students receive training and
support from local AFS Volunteers ? in Georgia we have over 75
volunteers supporting between 15 and 20 exchange students each
year.

To learn more, come to an information session (see below), or
email us at [address removed] . You can also complete a
hosting interest form at www.afs.org/usa.

AFS HOST FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS ? March 2010

Sunday March 14, 2010 from 3pm ? 5pm
Caf? Intermezzo
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast; Dunwoody, GA 30346
RSVP: (404)[masked] or (678)[masked]

Sunday March 21, 2010 from 3pm ? 5pm
Cobb County ? Location TBA
RSVP: (404)[masked] or (678)[masked]

Sunday March 28, 2010 from 3pm ? 5pm
Tucker, GA ? Location TBA
RSVP: (404)[masked] or (678)[masked]

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