Host families needed
FAMILIES are needed to host international exchange students.
Gold Intercultural Learning is organising several Japanese exchange trips this month and is “desperately seeking” more families to help.
The exchange with St Mark’s Anglican Community School in Hillarys will run from March 23 to 30, while the exchange with St James’ Anglican School in Alkimos is from March 23 to 31.
“Everyone is welcome to host and you don’t have to have a child studying at the school,” homestay co-ordinator Sally Tam said.
“It is as simple as involving your student in your daily routine – invite them to join you when you take the dog for a walk, attend dance practice or make dinner. As a host you will receive a visit from our friendly staff, 24-hour bilingual support and payment.”
Ms Tam said exchange programs were about developing “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
Call 9444 7687 or 0438 871 451 or email homestay@goldil. com.au.
Michelle and Eliot Jones with their children Benjamin, Sebastian, Joshua and William and Japanese student Soma Mano.