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CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is looking for host families to open their hearts and homes to welcome an international exchange student into their community for an academic school year. Our students hail from all over the globe and are eager to learn about the United States and to become a member of an American family, community, and school.

This program provides an opportunity for host families to form lifelong relationships and unforgettable memories. Over 1,300 CIEE high school students arrive in the United States each year. Students live with host families, attend high school, and become true members of their new families and communities. Hosting CIEE exchange students is the perfect opportunity for communities to learn about other cultures and to teach about their own.

Students participating in the exchange are between 15 and 18 years of age, have studied English for a minimum of three years, have their own medical insurance and spending money and have undergone a thorough personal screening and interview process. Many of these students arrive in the Unitied States with dreams of participating in clubs, sports, arts, music, and other activities. They return to their native lands with improved English skills, a sense of independence and self-confidence, more maturity, and a better global understanding. Most importantly, they will have made American relationships that will last a lifetime.

One of the main goals of this program is to foster intercultural ties throughout the diverse world we live in. By providing a temporary home for a foreign exchange student, you can help be an integral part of this vital work.

To participate or to request more information on this rewarding intercultural experience, please contact:

Tanya Fox
CIEE Local Coordinator

About CIEE:
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Founded in 1947, CIEE has become a worldwide leader in international education and exchanges.

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