Looking for Host Families to host international high school exchange students for this coming school year starting August 2010. STS Foundation is a Not-For-Profit organization that sponsors high school international students from 20 countries worldwide. Hosting an exchange student (15-18 yrs) is a fun way for families to learn about cultures around the world or you may one day go to visit their country and have your own private tour guide! Just as there is no such thing as a typical student, there is also no such thing as a typical host family. Single-parent families, empty-nesters, retired couples, families with only young children, as well as families with teenagers, have all had successful FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT HOSTING EXPERIENCES. The most important criteria for a host family is to have a genuine interest in sharing the American culture with a foreign exchange student teenager and a genuine interest in the well-being of the foreign exchange student. Students bring their own spending money and health insurance. Students stay for 10 school months or a semester. STS does background checks. For more information or contact Area Rep, Julie at 314-298-1228 or Jackie at 1-866-438-4916.