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Host families needed for foreign exchange students

AFS Colorado is still looking for about 6 host families for foreign exchange
students who will be attending Colorado high schools this coming school
year. If you are interesting in hosting a student, or know of anyone who
might be, please let me know. It's not required that you have a high school
student at home, or indeed even any children at home to be a host family!
Thanks.

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

Do you have to be married?


DZanre wrote:

> who will be attending Colorado high schools this coming school
> year. If you are interesting in hosting a student, or know of anyone
> who might be, please let me know. It's not required that you have a
> high school student at home, or


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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

brain,

> Do you have to be married?
>
>

That or a eunuch. 😉

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

brain wrote:

> Do you have to be married?


Nope

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

DougB wrote:

> That or a eunuch. 😉


Or just a nice person who wants to give a teenager a place to live 🙂

(Hint - not everyone in the world is a perv <g>)

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

DZanre wrote:
> AFS Colorado is still looking for about 6 host families for foreign exchange
> students who will be attending Colorado high schools this coming school
> year. If you are interesting in hosting a student, or know of anyone who
> might be, please let me know. It's not required that you have a high school
> student at home, or indeed even any children at home to be a host family!
> Thanks.
>


We had someone from Germany and someone from Thailand. It's a great
opportunity if you can do it. In fact I spent a week in Thailand this
month visiting one of them that lived with 6 years ago.

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

DZanre,

>
>> That or a eunuch. 😉

>
> Or just a nice person who wants to give a teenager a place to live 🙂
>
> (Hint - not everyone in the world is a perv <g>)
>


No, but you'd never know it from watching the news. 😕


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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

Patrick Farrell wrote:

> It's a great
> opportunity if you can do it.


It is indeed. We've had a mix of six Au Pairs/Foreign Exchange students
over the past 7 years though, so we're taking another break 🙂

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

DZanre wrote:

>
> brain wrote:
>
> > Do you have to be married?

>
> Nope
>
> --


What do I have to commit too? Time, money and all that.

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

DZanre,
>
> Or just a nice person who wants to give a teenager a place to live 🙂
>


In that case, it's too bad I don't live in Colorado. I live alone in a
four-bedroom house -- I could accomodate three!
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brain wrote:

> What do I have to commit too? Time, money and all that.


Well, you have a home for a student - it's usually a full year (there are
other programs, but the one we are looking to get families for in Colorado
is full year - about August 15 to the end of the following June). We had
one really odd situation where someone this year what's to "split" the year
and have the student for one semester and then have another family for the
second semester. That seems a little odd for me.

Anyway, a host family generally provides room and board, transportation to
school and other social events, and is expected to generally treat the
student the same as a family member. But the money is generally just things
for school. Like I paid for a senior picture so Vale could have it in the
yearbook. I paid for graduation announcements, etc. But I think her
parents would have paid for that. Her parents paid for travel that wasn't
part of our own family vacations, general "shopping" that she did, etc. We
provided "necessities of life" 🙂

It can be a time commitment especially if you do not have a high school
student at the same school. Because there will be after school activities
that need transportation home, meeting with friends, etc. Out at our house
there isn't good public transportation, so just getting to friends' houses,
etc. needed planning, etc.



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DougB wrote:

> In that case, it's too bad I don't live in Colorado. I live alone in a
> four-bedroom house -- I could accomodate three!


One would have been plenty 🙂 - but I'm sure there are programs in your area
too that are looking for hosts! They do a background check, interviews,
etc. to make sure you're not whacko . . . .

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

If they came here they would definitely study in a private school which
would be around U$300.00 a month. I can't pay that right now.

School is about 300m from my apartment so I think I could pay for that.
🐵

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Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

I just thought of something else.

Do I *count*? Aren't they looking for the hosting country experience? I
probably wouldn't speak portuguese to them.

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brain wrote:

> If they came here they would definitely study in a private school which
> would be around U$300.00 a month. I can't pay that right now.
>
> School is about 300m from my apartment so I think I could pay for that.
> 🐵


Heehee - well, students who go to Brazil and other countries have the school
typically dealt with by the program, and if only private schools are
available they might include that in the fee that the student's family pays
to send them over there. But I don't know exactly how things work all in
all with that. I just know that I was placed in a school in Switzerland (it
wasn't the school my host sister went to either), and that's where I went.

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