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Looking to host a foreign exchange student? Maite Iribarren-Gorrindo can help

16298479_10155052632357491_4346822862602279974_nFor a year now, Maite has been the local coordinator for foreign exchange organization Terra Lingua. She told us what a wonderful experience it has been so far. Maite keeps in contact with the students she places once or twice a month, and she loves to see them thrive, grow in confidence with their English and generally fall in love with Idaho.

Maite is now looking for families for the 2017-18 academic year. If you have any interest in talking about an exchange, you can email her at maite@tlusa.org. Or, if you know of any family or friends who might be interested, please let her know as well so she can reach out. You can also pass this link along for people to sign up online: http://www.tlusa.org/hosttoday.

Why host a foreign exchange student?

Hosting a foreign exchange student is a big commitment. However, it most certainly can be an extremely rewarding experience, where your family and the student forge a lifelong bond.

The year just started, and what a wonderful time to open up our homes and lives to a high school exchange student! You are giving them a view of America that will make a profound difference in who they are and how they relate to Americans. In turn, you get a glimpse into their life and customs. That’s just the beginning of the extraordinary benefits hosting brings to families, students, and the world.

We are proud welcome students to the Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, Mountain Home areas for the 2017-18 academic year. Volunteer host families are needed for students from over 20 countries! Which country peaks your interest?

Terra Lingua USA is an accredited non-profit organization whose vision it is to promote global awareness and cultural understanding one student at a time. You’ll be pleased to know that our students pass a rigorous application process for academic achievement, behavioral expectations, and English proficiency. Each arrives with medical insurance and spending money for all of the exciting things that await them. You simply provide room and board, and treat them as a family member.

Families with or without kids are welcome to apply. A simple application process and background check and you’re on your way!

Contact your Treasure Valley Representative, Maite Iribarren-Gorrindo at maite@tlusa.org or visit our website www.TLUSA.org for more information on our programs and to complete a host application.

Terra Lingua USA is a U.S. Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 Visa) sponsor.

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