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Host families sought for foreign students

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 22, 2011 1:46 PM

STS Foundation, a non-profit student exchange organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is looking for families in the Goldsboro area to host international high school exchange students who would like to study here during the 2011-2012 school year.

The program is designed to allow the students to experience American life as an American high school student does. In turn, they will provide insight into their own culture.

STS has been coordinating foreign exchange students and American families so for almost 25 years, said Mary Leonhardt, regional coordinator for STS Foundation.

The host family is expected to provide a separate bed, meals and a safe environment for the student.

People interested in being a host family are urged to call her at 1-800-522-4678 or send an email to mary@stsfoundation.org

STS sponsors an international exchange program for students ages 15-18 on a non-immigrant J-1 visa.

Only students who show academic interest and achievement, good character, adaptability and a satisfactory command of the English language are accepted.

STS Foundation also offers a high school year or semester abroad program for qualified American students between the ages of 15 and 18. For more information call 1-800-522-4678 or e-mail info@stsfoundation.org.