STHS student accepted to exchange program
Michael Lee, a sophomore at South Tahoe High School, is a recent resident of South Lake Tahoe and has eagerly integrated into the community by participating in the various programs offered at the high school.
“I was in my sophomore Spanish class about three months ago when a flyer announcing the Rotary Youth Exchange was handed out. This is a program offered by the Rotary Club that allows a student to live in a foreign country for 11 months while another student lives in the United States for the same time,” Lee said.
“I was more than enthusiastic about this program because it would allow me to accomplish many of my life goals. These goals include being able to speak several foreign languages fluently, travel the world and ultimately apply positive aspects of foreign cultures and governments to our own.”
Lee applied for the exchange program and was accepted for 2002-2002 school year. However, to be able to leave there must be four or five host families in South Lake Tahoe willing to take in a foreign high school-age student for a few months. Lee’s own family has offered to host a student for three months. Anyone interested in hosting a student should call Lee at (530) 541-7731.
“By taking in a student you would be exposed to another culture and you would also have your chance to show the world what an American is. This is truly a life altering experience so, if you feel you are interested then please help me, the community and potentially the world by hosting a foreign student,” Lee said.
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