Summer in Idaho is a great thing to experience. Maybe you’d like to share it with a foreign exchange student with the Basque Country?
Real Soccer Club is looking for three families to host a student. The students come from the Bilbao area in the Basque Country, and they will stay in Idaho from June 29th through July 26th.
So go ahead, read on, and then click on the following link to start the process:
If you have additional questions, please contact Juanjo Carmona Serradilla at 208-713-8924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Soccer Club Vison
The Club is committed to supporting and spreading the word about the rich history of the Basque culture in Idaho and in the world. They accomplish this by:
(1) Enabling their soccer club families as well as other members of our community to host students from the Basque Country. (They partnered in 2011 with a Basque organization called Larrabetzu Cultural Exchanges, located in Larrabetzu near Bilbao, to help us implement the Exchanges).
(2) Educating interested families about the Basque culture via specific cultural activities during the exchanges, for example visits and guided tours to the Basque Museum in Boise.
(3) Giving opportunities to our soccer players, their families, and other interested member of our community to visit the Basque country so they can experience first hand the wonderful Basque culture and people.
Considerations when hosting a student
- Hosting families will receive 300 Euros (about $330 — check current rates) to help with their hosting expenses!! Current, or former Real Soccer families or their friends can host!
- Students are fully insured
- If you go on vacation or a short trip, they can go with you as well.
- This is a great chance to expose these kids to the American culture & our incredible outdoors. Experiencing the american culture and improving their English skills are the main objectives of this trip for these students.
- Our kids will have the opportunity to relate to students from another culture & build new friendships.
Ane (Girl, 14)
I’m Ane Goikoetxea, and I´m 14 years old. I live in a house in the Basque Country. My house is not like a farm, but my father has a small vineyard and we have a big garden with different types of flowers, trees and so on…
Uxue (Girl, 15)
HELLO, My name is Uxue and I´m 15 years old (This year I´m turning 16). I live in Lazkao, a little town from the Basque Country.
I like to be active. I´ve been attending to Basque dance Classes since i was 5, and I still continue. I also love hiking
Lide (Girl, 15)
My name is Lide Billelabeitia, I am 15 years old girl and this summer I will be traveling to Boise to improve my English and learn about your culture.
I live in a little town called “Mungia” in the Basque Country, which is in the North of Spain (Europe). I know that in the 20 th century, Basque people emigrated to Idaho to work as shepherds and nowadays you have a museum about our culture also.
- Boise and Bilbao: A pair of Boomtowns, by Scot Ludwig (Idaho Statesman)
- Basque BSU intern looking for host family in Boise from Sept-Dec 2017