Rider Host Families Sought for International Students
RELEASE: April 28, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Diane Dorney
Now more than ever, it is important to understand the world beyond our borders. Families in the Chicago-land and Northwest IN, area can do just that, by becoming involved in a global cultural exchange through the Aspect Foundation. Interested families can participate by volunteering to host an Aspect Foundation international high school student for a semester or academic year.
Aspect Foundation students hail from nearly 30 different countries but all share the same dream—to experience the American way of life. These students, who would arrive in August, are ages 15-18 and have a wide variety of interests and abilities. They are chosen on the basis of maturity, grades, and language skills.
Host families can be married or single, with or without children. Host families are responsible for providing room, board and a loving home environment for the student. In return, host families and exchange students learn about another culture firsthand, and gain a second family for life. Potential host families can choose their own student by viewing student profiles on Aspect Foundation’s website at www.aspectfoundation.org
Aspect Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1985 and is dedicated to excellence in youth exchange.
At the moment we have a terrific young lady named Teresa, 15, whose activities are horseback riding, hockey, volleyball, swimming, mountain climbing, handball and plays the piano. Other interests include photography, playing musical instruments, pets, reading, painting/drawing and travel.
For more information about Aspect Foundation and how your family can have the cultural adventure of a lifetime, contact Diane Dorney at (773) 687-0711, or the Aspect Foundation national office at (800) US-YOUTH, or visit www.aspectfoundation.org