By Stephanie Wicks, Program Leader - Mill Creek/ Everett EF Educational Homestay Programs.
Educational Homestay Programs (EHP) is looking for awesome families in the Mill Creek/Everett area who are ready to welcome young Chinese students into their home for two weeks this summer.
This non-profit program provides a unique opportunity for families to make life-long friendships with international students while learning about their culture – all without leaving home.
From July 17th to 30th, and again from August 4th to 16th, host families in our area will welcome 60 Chinese EHP students, ages 10 to 13, all eager to visit and experience the American way of life.
We are still looking for host families for 18 more students in the Mill Creek/Everett area for both sessions!
Our students will attend language and culture classes and enjoy planned activities at Archbishop Murphy High School Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
In the evenings and on the weekends, they will spend time with you and your family, experiencing everyday life in America.
Families also earn travel rewards and discounts through this program. Children of host families can earn community service credit.
All students are insured and 24-hours-per-day/7-days-per-week support from EHP staff is available throughout the visit.
Your support system will include a leader based in your community, an accompanying leader from China, and a regional manager, all there to ensure a safe and positive experience for you and your student.
The responsibilities of volunteer Host Families are:
- Provide a loving home.
- Provide three meals a day (sack lunch during the week).
- Provide a separate bed (shared room is fine).
- Transportation to and from the Course Center (Archbishop Murphy High School or Snohomish Carpool).
- Engage the students in English and share your family routines with them!
We are in GREAT NEED of GOOD homes!
The first group of students will be here on July 17th!
Call, text, or email me anytime!
Program Leader - Mill Creek/ Everett
EF Educational Homestay Programs
About Education First For almost 50 years, Education First has helped millions of people become “citizens of the world” by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. Through cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs, Education First is the world leader in international education.
For more information about Education First: www.ef.com/ehp.
Here is an awsome video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjkY-ifbIYA.
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