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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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    brain NNTP User

    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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    DougB NNTP User

    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

    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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    DougB NNTP User

    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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    DougB NNTP User

    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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    Re: Host families needed for foreign exchange students

    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

    brain wrote:

    > Do you have to be married?


    Nope

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    brain NNTP User

    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

    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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