Education First a non profit exchange student company will be bringing students from China, Spain and France to the Bradenton Sarasota area for 2 - 4 weeks in 2013. The students are coming to improve thier English skills and learn about America. We need to secure responsible host families for the students.
Chinese students will arrive the end of January and will be in our area for about 2 weeks. These students attend English classes 8 - 5:30 M-F. They spend the evenings and weekends with their host families. These students are 8 - 13 years old.
The French and Spainsh students are here July 5 - 30, 2013 in an immersion program where they spend 24 / 7 with their host families. EF will provide one to two field trips for the students each week. These students are 13 - 18 years old.
Students bring their own spending money and are fully medically insured.
Host families provide the students a bed, 3 meals and day and transportation to EF school or field trips. English must be the primary language spoken in your home. If a host family has teens in high school they will earn community service hours toward Bright Futures. An EF staff member will visit your home where you will fill out your application. Once you are approved you will read student profiles and pick the student that you would enjoy hosting. We also provide a host family orientation where you will learn everything you need to know about hosting, get to meet the other host families and we set up car pooling for those who need it.
If you would like to apply or find out more about the program please email Sherree and Madelyn at HstAKid@aol.com