Host families needed
Teens in countries around the globe are starting to pack their
bags to come to the U.S. as high school exchange students. A some
of these young ambassadors will be attending Woodstock Union, Otter
Valley and Mill River Union High Schools.
Diane Northrop, local coordinator for PAX, the Program of
Academic Exchange, is currently interviewing families interested in
PAX students come from over 70 different countries in Europe,
Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. They are between the ages
of 15 and 18, speak English, and look forward to living like
American teens-joining sports teams, studying for exams, and
participating fully in family life.
"Among the students who hope to have a family in Vermont are
Prune from France, age 17, who enjoys dancing, skiing, singing, and
drama," writes Northrop. "Martin from Norway is also 17. An active
teen, he plays soccer and basketball and also plays the
Those interested in welcoming these students to our communities
have a few options-you can serve as a welcome family for the first
four to six weeks, hosting a student for a semester, or for the
full school year.
Host families need only provide a place for the student to sleep
and study, meals, and a warm, supportive environment. Students have
their own spending money and medical insurance. Single parents,
young couples and empty-nesters are all encouraged to apply.
Students arrive in just over a month, so contact Diane Northrop at
(802) 353-5933 or email@example.com .
PAX is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing mutual
respect among the people of the world. Find out more at