May 20, 2022

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Exchange Pupil Host Families Needed in Guthrie County Area | Raccoon Valley Radio

Citizens in the Adair-Casey/Guthrie Heart and West Central Valley faculty districts can get a 1st-hand worldwide encounter devoid of stamping a passport.

Environment Link, Inc. is seeking for homes to host two exchange learners for the spring semester, and this yr Iowa is one particular of only two states in Environment Link’s 7-condition region that are allowing for exchange college students simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regional Method Supervisor Karen King Fitzgerald says the learners go as a result of a rigorous software approach to be sponsored by the U.S. Office of Point out and placed by Entire world Url, “It’s very an extensive process that they go through and when they are selected to be a finalist it is completely amazing. These are superior students, they generally get A’s and B’s in their courses. They want to do volunteer company, they want to do a lot of support get the job done. I know in Stuart, most all of our students do a ton of neighborhood service at the Stuart Library.”

Hosts can be one, married, with or with out children, as Fitzgerald states that the excellent family is a single who has really like in their coronary heart for a baby. Fitzgerald hopes to have all her college students positioned by October 31st, for them to arrive in Iowa this January. Host families can even start out speaking to their pupil in the subsequent month. For facts on how to grow to be a host family members, contact Fitzgerald at 515-491-1551 or [email protected]