Every year high school students from all over the world spend a year or a semester in an American high school. They live with host families, attend classes and participate - often with great enthusiasm - in school and community activities. Currently Council on International Educational Exchange students from Italy, Spain, Thailand and China are studying at Pennridge and Central Bucks high schools. One plays clarinet (she is first chair) of a local youth orchestra, one is an eager chess player in a local chess club, one served on a panel at a national conference on advancing young women around the world. All have been welcomed as "sons" or "daughters" in local host families where they are sharing their native traditions and foods; all have new student peers and friendly teachers involving in uniquely American activities such as cheerleading, baseball, and football. Lifelong friendships are being formed and plans are being made to visit newfound families in distant lands.
You too can share in this exciting and rewarding experience by hosting a student from overseas! Your own teenagers are not a requirement. Investigate our website at www.ciee.org/highschool ; to explore hosting an international student, go to www.ciee.org/host . Or contact your local CIEE coordinator at 215.242.5026.
HOT OFF THE PRESS! Host family is needed immediately until June 2014 for friendly and outgoing for 17-year-old boy. He has full insurance, pocket money for expenses and school supplies. His English is excellent and he is an A student. The host family provides three meals, a bed and a place at the table. Please call 215.242.5026 now for more information.