Host families needed for exchange students

The Northwest Service PEACE Program is looking for caring families in the area to host high school students from the age of 15 to 18 years old from various countries for the 2009-2010 school year.

There are few opportunities in this world where an individual can take an active hand in making the world a better place. This is such an opportunity for not only your family, your school and your community as well. It is the time of year when Americans everywhere are considering opening their hearts and homes to one of these teens.

NWS PEACE Program asks local families to consider showing one of these foreign teens what America is all about. Students from Albania, Mongolia, Thailand, Ecuador, Brazil, The Netherlands, France, Italy, and several other countries are anxious to learn what family will help them launch their dream of spending a year in America, attending a local high school.

There is no such thing as a typical host family. Whether you are a single parent, retired, have small children, teens, or no children, you can have a great experience hosting an international teen.

The students are prescreened; speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money. All these students require is a loving family to share their experience, and to welcome them into their family.Experience is not necessary, as an orientation and support will be provided.

Student exchange is truly transformational diplomacy at its most fundamental level. There is no question that the love and support your family shares with the student you select will transform not only that individual, but also your family forever. For more information please call Kim Williams 425-413-8078;

Kim Williams

Local Coordinator,

NW Peace Services