Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students to the U.S. These are outstanding young people who were selected in their home countries to study in US high schools and are eager to experience what it’s like to live in America. Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience and is a wonderful way for you and your family to bring more understanding into the world.
AFS Newport is looking for host families for these international students for this Fall. If you would like to be part of a global community through high school exchanges, contact:
AFS Newport at email@example.com
You could bring a student like this to our home on the Oregon Coast:
Breno has dreamed of being an exchange student since he was 8 years old! He considers himself an actor and has performed in three plays. But, his real passion is music. He plays several styles of guitar and loves to listen to music, too. He hopes to be a musician when he is older. He enjoys playing soccer with friends and reading biographies and poetry. Breno has a brother with Down Syndrome and helps take care of him. He also has experience working with people with Down Syndrome. He is able to listen to what others have to say and gives good advice. He can’t wait to share his culture with you!
Contact Andra Bobbitt in Newport at: Andra.Bobbitt@Gmail.com
More about AFS: AFS Intercultural Programs (or AFS, originally the American Field Service) is an international youth exchange organization. It consists of over 50 independent, not-for-profit organizations, each with its own network of volunteers, professionally staffed offices, volunteer board of directors and website. In 2015, 12,578 students traveled abroad on an AFS cultural exchange program, between 99 countries. The U.S.-based partner, AFS-USA, sends more than 1,100 U.S. students abroad and places international students with more than 2,300 U.S. families each year. More than 424,000 people have gone abroad with AFS and over 100,000 former AFS students live in the U.S.