Internationals Meet for Fun (IMF) - Philadelphia Chapter Message Board › Chinese Exchange Students Coming to Philadelphia Area Need Host Families!
|A former member||
I have an opportunity that I thought the members of the Internationals Meet for Fun might be interested in.
There are three Chinese exchange students who are coming to the Philadelphia area who are in need of host families. This would be a great opportunity for you to continue learn about another culture and receive $400 per month!
We are currently in the urgent situation of finding host families for 3 students who will be attending Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote this year (there is busing available for Bishop McDevitt students so transportation should not be an issue if you are in Philadelphia). The students coming to the area are Yang Siyi, Yang Sicong, and Nie Junhua, all Chinese boys entering the 11th grade. They are arriving in late August, so any help in spreading the word about hosting would be appreciated.
Host families offer our students extraordinary opportunities to learn more about American culture. By actually living in the United States with American host families and attending American high schools, exchange students acquire a more profound understanding of the unique threads woven together to create our culture. In exchange, these young ambassadors interact first-hand with their host families, communities, schools, and peers to share the culture of their home country and change the way people view their world. In addition, families will receive a stipend of $400 per month for hosting a student.
If anyone is interested (or knows anyone who would be interested) in being a host family for one of these Chinese students, please feel free to contact me via email at katie [at] forteintl.com or phone toll-free at 1-888-893-6783 or to pass this contact information on to potential host families as well!