Academic Year in America (AYA) is seeking local host families in Northern Virginia to host boys and girls from countries around the world. Our students range in age from 15 - 18, and will be coming to the U.S. to attend high school during the 2012-12 school year.
These personable young people are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending school and sharing their culture and language with their newly adopted host family.
All students are well screened, speak English, have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. The students arrive from their home countries shortly before school starts, and return at the end of their school program.
Host families provide room and board and guidance (act as if the student was their own child), while at the same time experiencing the joy of watching a child grow academically and culturally.
Each exchange student expects to become an involved part of their host families, to be included in normal family activities and to share in the normal family life (including doing chores). When sharing your home with a student from another country, your lives are enriched forever by a new lifelong friendship!
Couples, single parents and families without children (it is great for all you empty nesters out there) are encouraged to apply.
We have many students currently available. To view our students, please go to our website at www.academicyear.org .
Local coordinators are available to assist host families, supervise students, act as liaison with the local schools and plan group activities. If you would like talk to someone about this great opportunity, please call Local Coordinators Louise at 540-286-1561 or Jill at 703-589-3693.
Louise Hackman submitted this announcement to Patch.