I am an Area Rep. for ISE, which is a world class org. that brings students to the U.S. from all over the world to live with loving American host families I am an Area Representative for International Student Exchange (ISE), www.iseusa.org. My area includes mainly Snohomish County, and North King County, Washington. Hosting a foreign exchange student means opening your home and your heart to a teen from another country while they attend your local public or private high school.
ISE has many different hosting programs available. Opportunities are available for periods of 5 months, 10 months or a full 12 month program, with the most common being the 10 month academic year program.
Exchange students who participate in the program have been carefully screened before their acceptance. Participants are selected based on their academic achievements and their extracurricular interests. Interviewers identify individuals who demonstrate a curious, optimistic view on the challenges and adventures lying before them. Accepted students are responsible, outgoing and possess an adaptable nature. ISE partners are looking for "great kids" with positive attitudes and interests which have something special to offer a Host Family during their hosting experience.
Host families do not have to have a teenager at home. Those with younger children, single persons, retired persons and empty nesters also make great host families.
Contact me now to learn more about hosting a foreign exchange student. You can enrich your life and the life of a student by participating in our exchange program.