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Seeking Host Families!
Posted April 15th, 2013 - 2:39 pm by from Islandia, United States (Permalink)

We are currently seeking host families for the 2013-2014 school year!

We are a non-profit student exchange organization based out of Babylon, Ny. We've been making dreams come true since 1982. Our mission is to promote peace and understanding amongst nations through cultural exchange.

Our students are fully screened, speak English, and are at the top of their class. After picking a student you will receive their full application including a clinical evaluation, transcripts, immunizations, pictures, letters, copies of their birth certificate, passport, and any other required documents. You will also be able to speak with, email, or Skype your student to get to know them and their family.

We are fully regulated by the Department of State. As a token of gratitude the State offers a $500 tax break for the year.

The students all bring their own spending money and are financially responsible to pay for all personal costs. This includes school lunch, field trips, toiletries, travel expenses, and so on. All students arrive with their own health insurance as well.

Hosting a student is a very rewarding experience for you and your family. It's a wonderful way to bring the world to your doorstep! Learn a new language and how to cook a different cuisine all while making a lifelong friend!

A "host family" can consist of a single person, empty nesters, families with young kids, families with high school aged children, etc..

The following students are waiting to be picked by a loving host family:

Tjorben is an A-B student from Germany and speaks both German and Spanish. He is very reliable, honest and helpful. Tjorben's greatest passion is playing soccer and he also has his license to coach younger children. He enjoys playing basketball and doing fitness with his friends. Tjorben will attend the 11th grade.

Lucile is an A-B+ student from France with all excellent marks on her social evaluation. She is a serious, hardworking girl but also has a great sense of humor. Lucile enjoys doing fitness, playing basketball, gymnastics and swimming. She loves music and plays the piano and likes to dance.
She will attend the 12th grade.

Chang is an A student from Thailand that is very enthusiastic, friendly, cheerful and loves to meet new people. He enjoys playing tennis and squash. Chang likes music and plays the violin. In his free time he enjoys cooking & baking and reading. Chang will attend the 11th grade.

Simone is a B+ student from Denmark and speaks both Danish and German. She is very open, outgoing, positive and happy. Simone enjoys soccer, swimming, surfing and doing gymnastics. She likes music and plays the guitar and likes to dance. Simone will attend the 10th grade.

Gonzalo is a B average student from Columbia and hopes to become a Designer or Publisher. He is very happy, social, honest and kind. Gonzalo loves music and plays the guitar. He likes to play soccer and be on his computer. Gonzalo will attend the 11th grade.

Federica is a B student from Italy. She has studied English for 10 years and showed excellent English language skills during her SKYPE interview with ISE staff. Federica attends a science based high school. Her favorite classes are Math and Physics. She is mature, responsible and determined. Federica enjoys music and plays the piano and likes to dance jazz and classic. She likes to go swimming and shopping. She loves to travel. Federica and her family have enjoyed visiting many countries in Europe as well as Africa. She will attend the 12th grade.

Thomaz is a B student from Brazil and his favorite subjects are Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. He is very calm, helpful and respectful. Thomaz enjoys doing kung fu, playing basketball and working out at the gym. He loves music and plays the drums and the guitar. Thomaz will attend the 12th grade.

Flora is an A-B student from China with advanced English skills and is very helpful and warm-hearted. She enjoys doing volunteer work and helping with charity organizations. Flora likes to run, play basketball and go swimming. She loves to listen to music. Flora will attend the 12th grade.

Please let me know of any questions or concerns you have. If you're not interested please share this with someone that might be interested. You could make a teens dream of coming to America come true! Thank you for allowing us to make a difference one student at a time!

Please check out our website www.iseusa.com or our Facebookwww.facebook.com/iselongisland for additional information.

Thanks a million!

Christina Lanzillotto
Regional Advisor
International Student Exchange (ISE)