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Help make a foreign exchange student's year a little brighter...


Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Give by opening your hearts and homes to an international exchange student from abroad. The students are becoming more and more anxious to learn about the family they will be living with for the semester or school year. Students are between the ages of 15-18 and are looking forward to the opportunity to spend a semester or school year in the United States. Students will learn about America firsthand while residing with host families, participating in their daily activities and attending local high schools. OCEAN is currently seeking volunteer host families that are willing to welcome these students into their homes. Students come from a variety of countries, that include: Brazil, Colombia, Germany and the Ukraine.

Students are fully insured, proficient in English and come with their own spending money to cover personal expenses. Host families are responsible for providing the student with room and board, as well as a loving family environment. The rewards a family receives for hosting an exchange student last a lifetime. In addition, the family makes friends from abroad while helping to bring the world closer together.

OCEAN (Organization for Cultural Exchange Among Nations) is a non-profit organization located in Tempe, Arizona, which was incorporated in 1994. OCEAN has been designated by the U.S. Department of State, and based on materials submitted and reviewed, OCEAN has been granted full listing with CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel).

For more information on welcoming a foreign exchange student into your home, contact Janet Sinning today by phone: 507-251-1657 or e-mail jsinning@charter.net. Website: www.oceanint.org.

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