Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What People Are Saying...

 We love our Chinese girls.  I knew that it would be a  good experience but I  didn't know we  would have such love for these girls after just 2 weeks. Our family definitely grew.  These two  girls will forever be in my heart.  I still get emails from them, sending pictures and love.      
                                                                                                  -  Tammy, West Point, UT

We truly enjoyed having our foreign exchange students!! My kids learned such valuable lessons and now have a greater appreciation for the things they have. Things like having a yard with grass to play in, having only 7 hours of school instead of 10 hours, having siblings and pets to play with was so cherished by our Chinese students. We all gained such respect for our Chinese boys who showed us love, loyalty, appreciation, kindness and respect. We miss them so much and feel that two weeks was a great amount of time to get to know them, but could even be too little of time to appreciate all the things they can share and teach you and your family. They will forever be a part of our family!                                                                                                            -Butz family, Layton, UT

This experience was rewarding and so much fun for our family! Our kids taught us so much and we love them! The excitement they had for everything they did and learned here was fun to watch. It was hard to send them back after having them with us for two weeks, so we are grateful for technology that keeps us in touch!                                                                         -Janette, Hooper, UT

Being a host family for two Chinese students was a fun and rewarding experience for our family. Messi & Susan quickly became part of our family and got along great with our son (14) and daughter (9).  They came with a willingness to try new things and we had a great time sharing our family activities and culture with them.  It was also a great opportunity to meet other families from our community.                                                                                    -Danylos, West Point, UT

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Hosting is FUN!

Hosting is FUN!

* Learn about another culture and language without leaving home

* Unique opportunity to develop a new perspective of one's own culture

*Gain the satisfaction of sharing a personal view of American life and culture

*Families become closer as they share their lives with an international student

* Broadens younger children's perspectives on the world and gives families the chance to contribute to understanding among people.

* Many of the students become like members of the family and form relationships that last a lifetime.

* Provide the experience of a sibling-like relationship for their child

* Families with young children may want to provide an older sibling and role model but should not expect an au pair (child care) arrangement.

* Some host families just like the constant activity of having teens in the house, even if their own children are grown.

* Excellent opportunity and an educational experience for family

*Their family can come on events with the program - great summer activity

* Take a vacation without leaving home

* Host children can earn volunteer hours

* Boost a child's college application/resume

* Host family teen can apply for the AILI Scholarship to travel abroad.

Matching Students and Families Soon!

If you want to experience this fun opportunity, email me at

We will be matching Host Families with their students soon, so the sooner the better!

The Students will be attending English Language and American Culture classes during the day. Their classroom will be in a Studio at 7087 North Lake Point Road in Lake Point Utah. The host families will provide transportation for their students to attend class. We will also be joining a group from Overlake for excursions and activities in the afternoon. They will be home with your family evenings and weekends, including a full day on Fridays. This is a great opportunity to do something fun with your student!

Join in the fun! Make great memories with your family this summer! Call, Text, or email now!

Heather Miller
Youth Program Coordinator

Click on the Picture to Learn About International Exchange Scholarships

Click on the Picture to Learn About International Exchange Scholarships
Siblings in Host Families qualify to apply for a scholarship to experience an International Exchange themselves! There has been a winner from Tooele each year!