Host a stu­dent, ‘see’ the world

The Modesto Bee - - Opinion -

This time of year brings many me­mories. As I send cards and let­ters I in­clude many of the cur­rent and for­mer AFS In­ter­cul­tural Pro­grams High School Ex­change Stu­dents who have been in our area. Our ex­change son from Ger­many, who was here in 199192, vis­ited me on Mother’s Day. Andi at­tended Downey High School. He was in Cal­i­for­nia and made time to see his host fam­ily. This, and many oth­ers like it, are ex­pe­ri­ences that one can have when you wel­come an ex­change stu­dent into your home.

As you wel­come fam­ily and friends for the hol­i­days, think about choos­ing to host a young per­son from an­other coun­try. This will broaden their lives and yours as well. AFS stu­dents are fill­ing out their ap­pli­ca­tions now and their names will be avail­able in Jan­uary for 2019 ar­rival. Con­tact AFS through: af­susa.org. Or, Nancy Howard. [email protected]

– Nancy Howard, Modesto

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