Exchange students in need of good homes |

Exchange students in need of good homes

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more host families.

According to John Doty, executive director of Pacific Intercultural Exchange, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.

Representatives with the exchange match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through an informal in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the perfect match.

El Dorado County area families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call (866) 546-1402. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.

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