Host families needed for exchange students


POSTED: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

AYUSA International, a nonprofit youth exchange organization, is looking for host families in Hawaii for students from abroad who have won scholarships to study in the United States.

The high school students arrive in July and later to spend an academic year or semester in Hawaii.

“;We have 25 students who are approved to come who are still awaiting host families,”; said Angela Neumann, community representative for AYUSA in Hawaii. The students were selected based on academic merit and character through three programs:

» The Future Leaders Exchange program involves students from countries formerly part of the Soviet Union.

» The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange involves students from Germany.

» The Youth Exchange and Study program involves students from countries with large Muslim populations.

The students will come to Hawaii with medical insurance, spending money and a good command of English. Host families are asked to provide a loving home, meals and sleeping quarters, either shared or private. Students pay for other personal expenses.

For information on how to host or be an exchange student, call Neumann at 392-4009 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).