ASSE International is looking for families who are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student during the coming school year. Local representative Jeff Barnes says the students are between 15 and 18 1/2 years old. They come from countries all over the world and they will have their own spending money and insurance.
Barnes has been hosting exchange students for many years and he says the exchange program not only spreads good will between countries but also enriches the lives of host families.
“They find that we’re very friendly people and that we’re here to help them as much as we can,” Barnes says. “We want them to have a good experience. Most of them do have a great experience and they’re very grateful and they’ll let you know that.”
He says the visiting students have close contact with their own families during the year they are here. For those interested in hosting an exchange student, call Barnes at (435) 881-2610 or Dwight Einzinger at (435) 227-5085.