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Rotary seeks hosts for exchange students

07/09/2014 08:06PM ● Published by ACL

Rotary clubs in Southern Chester County are looking for families to host foreign exchange students who are due to arrive in two to three weeks.

Since 1929, Rotary Youth Exchange has provided opportunities for high-school students to broaden their education and world understanding by letting them live in the U.S. with a host family and attend school here.

"Our area Rotary clubs sponsor students who will come here and attend school. We are looking for families interested in being hosts for only one semester. The host families provide an unforgettable service to a student from abroad, and both the host family and the student have a wonderful experience," said Rob Neumann, Rotary chairperson for International Youth Exchange.

Rotary has 10 students arriving this summer. There is an immediate need for two host families for the following students:

Min Gyo is a boy from South Korea. He has been waiting five years to become an exchange student. He is a good student, enjoys music, astronomy and basketball. His favorite subject is physics. While living here, he wants to visit the Smithsonian Museum.

Andy is a 16-year-old student from Taiwan. His favorite activities are math and basketball. His father is a surgeon. He’s visited the U.S. before, and two of his older sisters have been exchange students, so he has heard a lot about the experience.

Rotary will provide an orientation for both students and host families, and support them both throughout the year. The host family provides room and board for the exchange student and involves them in the life of the family for a few months. 

To learn more, contact Rob Newman at captain_newman@usafa-grads.com, or call 484-574-9633.

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