Host families being sought for foreign exchange program at Alpena High School

ASSE International Student Exchange Program, in cooperation with Alpena High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE host family or to find how to become involved with ASSE, call Teresa at 616-560-1893 or the ASSE Eastern Regional Office at 1-800-677-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin a host family application. Information also is available by contacting AHS counselor Lori Vought at voughtl@alpenaschools.com.