Friday April 19, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Host families are needed for a group of Spanish students who will be spending 3 1/2 weeks in New England this summer to improve their English and experience American family life. These boys and girls, who range in age from 14 to 17, arrive June 26 and depart on July 21.

The students are all from the Basque region of Spain and must have excellent grades, attendance, and behavior in school and also pass an English conversational interview to be accepted into the program.

Host families are asked to provide a warm and safe home environment for the student, as well as meals and transportation to a meeting spot on the days students have field trips. It’s fine for a student to share a room with a host sibling. The students have their own spending money, phone cards, and medical insurance.

Interested families are encouraged to call Norm Oakes at 802-579-3433 or e-mail stepexchangene@gmail.com.