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Community Update

Every year, more and more families sign up to host a foreign exchange student. These families open up their heart and home to a stranger from across the world. They volunteer to give a young person the experience of a lifetime. In return, the students make us appreciate life's little things and become our life-long friends. There is nothing more rewarding than watching an exchange student experience Times Square for the first time and knowing you helped get them there. Everything is new and exciting. Need a laugh? Bring a student to Costco.. They've never seen anything like it. Learn about their country's  holidays. Have them teach you to cook a dish from their culture.  Learn some phrases in their language. Families, empty nesters, singles, all make great hosts. Host families are asked to provide a loving home, warm bed, and an extra plate on the table. The students are responsible for all their personal costs. We have 5 and 10 month students waiting to live their dream. Below you will find a few of the brave young men and women  we're currently seeking a home for. Is it your turn to make a difference? Call me at 631-790-6907 for more information. Can't host but want to help? Please share or ask about our employment opportunities. 
Juliette (age 17) is an A student from Belgium, with all excellent marks on her social and language evaluations. She is nice, open-minded, and has a great sense of humor. Juliette likes to dance, read, swim, and bake. 
Pedro (age 17) is a very polite, kind, happy, responsible and helpful boy from Brazil, with a great sense of humor. He is very active an enjoys playing soccer, basketball, swimming, bowling, and riding his bike. In his free time Pedro enjoys going to the shopping mall, the movie theater, and traveling. 
Ronja (age 15) is a wonderful young lady from Germany, whose favorite subjects are Chemistry and PE. She is very friendly, polite, energetic and sporty. Ronja enjoys dancing, doing kickboxing, figure skating and going to the gym. She likes taking photos and cooking in her free time. She loves cats and is a Vegetarian. 
 Alex (age 17) is an A student from China, with advanced English skills and his favorite class is Chinese History. He enjoys playing table tennis and swimming. Alex is a responsible young man with a vivid imagination. 
Camilla (age 16)  is an A-B student from Italy, with advanced English skills. She has a positive personality and is always smiling. She is organized, determined and will adapt easily. Camilla loves participating in theatre and acting on stage. She also enjoys playing the piano. 
A spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into an exchange students life.  

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