If you want to find a great way to give back to the community, provide a home away from home for an International student who would love to have studying abroad on their resume and you love kids in the house....this may be for you!! The International Students come from all different countries and attend Xavier High School.
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We were empty nesters for three years and then approached by a friend to host an International student...it changed our lives! We have been at it for six years and still keep in contact with all of our students who lived with us. It's such a rewarding program and it just takes some tender loving care for these teens. Imagine sending your child half way around the world to study and only see them for 2 months in the summer before sending them back.(Some stay for a year and some up to 4)
We have learned so much from our International students and they have learned from us! We love showing them around Appleton and the State of Wisconsin. They are eager to learn, participate and enjoy the same things we do! These kids need to have their own room or share with another same sex child in the family. There is also a monthly stipend for the families to cover car transportation, food, heating, lights, water, etc. Mandatory training for this involves about a two hour program at the school that all members of the family living in the home over 18 years of age must attend.
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Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you