Did you ever have a friend in high school or college that was an exchange student? Remember that feeling when you got to show them around and let them try everything new? You can do that now that you are an adult, too! Would you be interested in hosting a high school foreign exchange student for the 2014-15 school year?
Mid-Atlantic families interested in hosting an international student from one of 60+ countries can speak with Tchi Sogoyou at 618 690 0755 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you can’t host, but would like to help, YFU is a non-profit organization and works mostly with volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, as the area representative for the exchange students, or volunteer in another capacity, please contact us at www.yfuusa.org. Area representatives support the students and their families throughout the exchange year.
15 years old female from Denmark
Excited to arrive in August, Katherine writes, "I see myself as energetic, always ready for new challenges, open-minded and always ready to go one hundred percent". Sports have always been an important part of her life, whether it's been playing soccer, running, cardio training or handball. In the past, she's also tried swimming, kickboxing, cheerleading and badminton. In turn, she eats healthy to maintain good energy but that doesn't stop her from having an occasional hamburger or piece of chocolate! Living in the countryside with her parents and younger brother, Katherine has enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities with them including rafting, mountain biking, caving, canoeing and "jungle trekking". But sports isn't her only passion, she also speaks with enthusiasm about singing - she's been in musicals, a choir and sang at local cafes. She considers music highly emotional and a great place to let go. Katherine does well at school, volunteers at an after-school center for younger children, and is considering a career as a nutritional coach.