ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, United Kingdom, Poland, the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Japan, China including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia, South Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The students are 15- to 18-years of age and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year.

These personable and academically-select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youngster of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays.

ASSE is also seeking local high school students to become ASSE exchange students abroad. Students should have a good academic record and a desire to experience another culture and language through living with a warm and giving volunteer family. For more information about becoming a host family or becoming an exchange student, call toll free: (800) 733-2773 or (360) 501-5920.

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