06/28/11 — French students need homes

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French students need homes

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 28, 2011 1:46 PM

The Terra Lingua/Terre des Langues Program, sponsored through East Carolina University, gives students from abroad a chance to learn American culture by living with an eastern North Carolina family for several weeks, sharing their normal daily life while imparting some of their culture to their hosts.

Goldsboro and Wayne County has proven to be a welcome place for such families, says Professor Frederic Fladenmullere of ECU, who directs the program.

Currrently, he said, Wayne is the host of a French student and two Spanish students, with the Finch, the Minchew and the Kornegay families. Another family may volunteer, Fladenmuller said.

The program's last group, a group of French students, will arrive July 9 and return home Aug. 6. Homes are still needed for these students, ages 14-18, and time is running short.

To get more information about the students or the program, contact Flademuller at 252-754-2136 or write him at Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.