Host Families Needed For Exchange Students

The Program of Academic Exchange invites local families to consider hosting a high school exchange student from one of 70 European, South American, Asian or African countries during the 2015-16 school year. 
PAX students are 15 to 18 years old, have studied English for at least three years and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family, according to the release from PAX.
PAX students are eager to experience American activities such as backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations and holidays, and to share their country and culture with their host families, the release states. They are covered by comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money.
Anyone interested in becoming a host family can contact local Community Coordinator Tina Bailey at 574-505-1028. 
To be fully vetted as a host family, the Community Coordinator will interview family members in their home, complete a criminal background check on all immediate members living in the home over 18 years old, and the family must agree to have six to eight pictures of their home taken to be turned in with their application. 
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(Story By The Times Union)