ASSE International Student Exchange Programs seeks local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries. These students are 15-18 years old and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are personable, academically selected, conversant in English, bright, curious and excited to learn about America by living as a part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language, according to a news release.

The students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings their own personal spending money and expects to contribute to household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

ASSE International is a nonprofit, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an Exchange Visitor Program by the U.S. Department of State, was founded by the Swedish National Department of Education and cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education and the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

For more information, call Joyce McKenney at 737-4666 or the ASSE Eastern Regional Office at 800-677-2773.

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