Host a Foreign Exchange Student!

Host a Foreign Exchange Student!

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ASAStudents

United States

#1 May 25, 2007
Thank you to whoever gave me the invitation to come to this forum! My name is Betty and I live in Elgin and work in downtown Chicago.

I am currently looking for families to host foreign exchange students in the NW Suburbs-Schaumburg, Bartlett, South Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, St. Charles, Geneva, and South Elgin. Our students come from all over the world in the ages of 15-18. They stay for the academic year, and we have students that stay for half a year, but most stay for the whole acaemic year. You are only responsible for providing them a room to sleep and meals. Everything else they pay for. We also have several activities throughout the year for students and their families to participate in. If you would like to learn more or know someone who would be interested, please email me.
Roberta Applegate

Durango, CO

#2 Jun 22, 2007
We live in Durango the Southwest part of Colorado. We are looking to host a foreign exchange student for the academic year.

Perferably a child from Argentina, Chile or Australia.

-BoBi- reply to: [email protected]
Jeff

United States

#3 Jul 2, 2007
Hey, I live in Elk Grove! Although, I'm already planning to host a Japanese student through my school's exchange program.
Michelle

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Jul 12, 2007
I am also interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, preferably from Latin America. We live in Colorado as well.

[email protected]

Michelle
James

Escondido, CA

#5 Jul 15, 2007
Check the Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students for tips. The U.S. Department of State proposed new federal regulations for sanctions and termination of exchange placement agencies that do not comply with local, state and federal regulations and that includes Homeland Security Issues so be careful if you don't know what you are doing. Check the Internal Revenue Service 990s for the agencies and see revenues(in the millions), directors etc. Know who you are dealing with. it is free on Guidestar.org , use advanced search and scroll down to the 990s
Mark

Bloomingdale, IL

#6 Jul 20, 2007
I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student in my home. I also have a teenager of my own, who would enjoy the company! We would both like to learn Spanish, so that would be our preference.
I was also wondering: are there any programs where the student pays rent? I'm not looking to make money, but to cover some of the overhead.
I live in St. Charles.
Thanks!
Debbie Gentry Taylor

Elgin, IL

#7 Jul 28, 2007
Hi, Mark:

I saw your post regarding hosting international exchange student. I am a volunteer for Youth for Understanding (YFU), and we have several great students who may fit the bill. One I can think of is from Mexico, others are from Brazil, Germany, Finland and Switzerland. If you are interested, we could chat and I could send you a few brief profiles to get-to-know some of the students. Basically, a host family needs to provide a bed for the student to sleep on, three meals a day and a place to study. They should pay for other expenses.(I don't know of any programs in which families get paid to host.) I was a foreign exchange student myself years ago to Brazil, and I learned so much, and so did the family who hosted me! You and your son would have the experience of a lifetime! Let me know if you want to talk about particular students a little bit. Students come in August for the school year, so touch base with me soon if you can, at [email protected]

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Mark wrote:
I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student in my home. I also have a teenager of my own, who would enjoy the company! We would both like to learn Spanish, so that would be our preference.
I was also wondering: are there any programs where the student pays rent? I'm not looking to make money, but to cover some of the overhead.
I live in St. Charles.
Thanks!
Debbie Gentry Taylor

Elgin, IL

#8 Jul 28, 2007
Hi, Mark:

I saw your post regarding hosting international exchange student. I am a volunteer for Youth for Understanding (YFU), and we have several great students who may fit the bill. One I can think of is from Mexico, others are from Brazil, Germany, Finland and Switzerland. If you are interested, we could chat and I could send you a few brief profiles to get-to-know some of the students. Basically, a host family needs to provide a bed for the student to sleep on, three meals a day and a place to study. They should pay for other expenses.(I don't know of any programs in which families get paid to host.) I was a foreign exchange student myself years ago to Brazil, and I learned so much, and so did the family who hosted me! You and your son would have the experience of a lifetime! Let me know if you want to talk about particular students a little bit. Students come in August for the school year, so touch base with me soon if you can, at [email protected]
John

Lakeland, FL

#9 Oct 6, 2007
I may be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student. I have a two year old son and recently divorced so the company is welcomed in my home. I live in the Oviedo Orlando area close to the University of Central Florida. Can I get some information about your program? John [email protected]
jill geneva illinois

South Elgin, IL

#11 Dec 19, 2007
could you contact me about your request at [email protected] thank you
ASAStudents wrote:
Thank you to whoever gave me the invitation to come to this forum! My name is Betty and I live in Elgin and work in downtown Chicago.
I am currently looking for families to host foreign exchange students in the NW Suburbs-Schaumburg, Bartlett, South Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, St. Charles, Geneva, and South Elgin. Our students come from all over the world in the ages of 15-18. They stay for the academic year, and we have students that stay for half a year, but most stay for the whole acaemic year. You are only responsible for providing them a room to sleep and meals. Everything else they pay for. We also have several activities throughout the year for students and their families to participate in. If you would like to learn more or know someone who would be interested, please email me.
Danae

Germany

#12 Feb 14, 2008
Hello
my name is Danae
I`m 15 years old and I`m a german student.
I want to spend one year abroud in the USA.
Now I`m searching for a host family in San Francisco or Los Angeles or somewhere else.
If anyone can help me please email me.
Danae

Germany

#13 Feb 14, 2008
my e-mail:
[email protected]
Lore

Tamazunchale, Mexico

#14 Mar 23, 2008
Mark wrote:
I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student in my home. I also have a teenager of my own, who would enjoy the company! We would both like to learn Spanish, so that would be our preference.
I was also wondering: are there any programs where the student pays rent? I'm not looking to make money, but to cover some of the overhead.
I live in St. Charles.
Thanks!
Mark:
I wonder if you were able to find a student because my nephew wants to go to the US next year, he is 14 an excellent soccer player, he is actually in a special school for one of the teams here in Mexico but my brother wants him to learn English better, we are all bilingual and would like to give you my address if you are interested and would like to know more about our familiy please write to [email protected] Thanks,
Nicole

São Paulo, Brazil

#15 Apr 2, 2008
Michelle wrote:
I am also interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, preferably from Latin America. We live in Colorado as well.
[email protected]
Michelle
Hey, I'm from Brazil and I'm looking for a host family ;)
Matt Mercurio

Elk Grove Village, IL

#16 Apr 24, 2008
EF Education First, just opened a school in Chicago and is looking for Host Families
You will be given support from EF Staff and a stipend of $115 per week per student
We are locking for people who like sharing our way of life with students from other cultures, have a spare room, live within 40 minutes from downtown, and can provide two meals a day, English conversation, and a warm, friendly environment for international students
Please contact us: [email protected] for more information
EF Chicago 200 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60601
Jeff wrote:
Hey, I live in Elk Grove! Although, I'm already planning to host a Japanese student through my school's exchange program.
Matt Mercurio

Elk Grove Village, IL

#17 Apr 24, 2008
EF Education First, just opened a school in Chicago and is looking for Host Families

You will be given support from EF Staff and a stipend of $115 per week per student

We are locking for people who like sharing our way of life with students from other cultures, have a spare room, live within 40 minutes from downtown, and can provide two meals a day, English conversation, and a warm, friendly environment for international students

Please contact us: [email protected] Phonefor more information
EF Chicago 200 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60601
Mark wrote:
I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student in my home. I also have a teenager of my own, who would enjoy the company! We would both like to learn Spanish, so that would be our preference.
I was also wondering: are there any programs where the student pays rent? I'm not looking to make money, but to cover some of the overhead.
I live in St. Charles.
Thanks!
Matt Mercurio

Elk Grove Village, IL

#18 Apr 24, 2008
EF Education First, just opened a school in Chicago and is looking for Host Families
You will be given support from EF Staff and a stipend of $115 per week per student
We are locking for people who like sharing our way of life with students from other cultures, have a spare room, live within 40 minutes from downtown, and can provide two meals a day, English conversation, and a warm, friendly environment for international students
Please contact us: [email protected] for more information
EF Chicago 200 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, Il 60601
Mark wrote:
I would be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student in my home. I also have a teenager of my own, who would enjoy the company! We would both like to learn Spanish, so that would be our preference.
I was also wondering: are there any programs where the student pays rent? I'm not looking to make money, but to cover some of the overhead.
I live in St. Charles.
Thanks!
Mary Carter

AOL

#19 Apr 30, 2008
DM Discoveries
International Student Exchange
Hello,
I am the regional manager for DM Discoveries (DMD) a long established and well-respected non-profit student exchange organization.
DM Discoveries is listed with by the Council on Standards for International Education Travel (CSIET) and has been designed by the US State Department as a teenage exchange visitors program issuing J-1 visas.
The presence of international teenagers in our schools and community enhances education and provides the opportunity to develop friendships that plant the seed of future peace and understanding. By host families providing room, board and the special opportunity for a student to become an active member of their family, they will bring a new knowledge and attitudes to the people around them.
I am sending this letter and biographical sketches in hopes you will or someone you know would be interested in hosting a student for the up coming school year. Consider opening your hearts and home to a student from another culture.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. Please visit our web site a www.dmdusa.com . Should you have questions I am only a phone call away.
Sincerely,
Mary Helen Carter
Regional Manager
DM Discoveries

[email protected]
Age: 17 From: PolandReligion: Catholic Patrycja is excited to come to the US to gain new experiences by living with a host family and going to school, and meeting new friends. Founder of a volunteer group, Patrycja is a true leader with a big heart! She has a pet dog in Poland, loves writing, playing piano, and acting. She is also very responsible as she maintains a "B" average in school. Patrycja looks forward to meeting her new family and learning all about American culture!
Age: 17 From: SpainReligion: Catholic Alberto is a friendly boy from Spain. He is athletic and loves to play soccer, tennis and ski down the slops! He is very excited to participate in the program because he is eager to learn about the American culture, meet new friends, and attend an American school. Alberto has a huge smile and enjoys laughing with friends being with family and enjoying life!
Jenna

Namur, Belgium

#20 May 2, 2008
HEllo,
I am a Belgian students and From September to December I need a place to live because I'll make a training at The university of Illinois, Chicago in their research centers. So, I'm looking for a host family or may be If you know some rooms not so expensive, let me know please. thx
Anne

Germany

#21 Jun 13, 2008
Hey,
I'm from germany and i'd like to come to USA in 2010..
I'm searching a host family :)
please email:
[email protected]

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