Open-minded families needed for Cross-cultural opportunity

From: user 1.
Sent on: Monday, August 10, 2009 12:13 PM


Thanks to the facilitators and members of this group for supporting cross-cultural understanding!  As a new member, I am looking to connect with people who are passionate about cross-cultural exchange for themselves, their families, their communities, on and outward and etc.


I spent two very meaningful, life-changing years living in the Republic of Palau as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and now that I am back in the States, I want to help promote these types of experiences for other Americans, whether through travel or through cross-cultural experiences here at home.  I am fortunate to be currently doing this through my job - I work for Youth For Understanding, a nonprofit organization that facilitates international high school exchange opportunities for teenagers from around the world.    All of our exchange students attend local high schools and become a member of a local host family.  Since all our students arrive in August, we are currently working non-stop to connect with families that are willing to open their hearts and homes to our students for a few months, a semester, or the academic year.  


If you or somebody you know is interested in learning more, please let me know – We have students arriving this week that do not yet have a host family, and we are in great need of families like yours - with a genuine interest in cross-cultural exchange - to step up, share your home, and change the world: one person, one family, one school, one community, at a time!    You can call or email me with questions, or visit


Looking forward to hearing from you!




Alanna R. Chochrek

Northeast District Coordinator for Recruitment and Development

Youth For Understanding USA

Telephone:[masked], ext 1110

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