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Host families needed for international study-abroad program

Deborah Mathias is trying to bring a little culture to Glenwood Springs.Mathias, an area coordinator for the Council for Educational Travel, USA, in the Roaring Fork Valley, is screening potential families to host overseas students this fall.”We are actively recruiting families – we have more than 100 kids from all over the world,” said Mathias, whose family has hosted students since 2002. “For me, it’s just been an enriching experience.”As part of the nine-month program, families such as the Mathias’ provide room and board, along with accessibility to transportation (bus/carpool) to and from high school. Students can share a room with a person the same gender within three years of their age. They arrive with health insurance and spending money, and may stay for one semester or the entire 10-month academic program.”Families learn about students’ cultures and vice versa,” Mathias said. “It’s just an opportunity to expose a family to a different way of life and see the world from a different perspective.” The program’s screening process requires a home interview with three references and criminal background check. Call 625-0481 or 888-CETUSA-1, send an e-mail to dlmathias@hotmail.com or visit the CETUSA Web site at http://www.cetusa.org to be considered and for more information.Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518aclark@postindependent.comBecome a hostFamilies interested in hosting an international student for the Council for Educational Travel, USA, this schoolyear should call 625-0481 or 888-CETUSA-1, send an e-mail to Deborah Mathias at dlmathias@hotmail.com, or visit the CETUSA Web site at http://www.cetusa.org.


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