Rutland resident Diane Northrop is interviewing families in
Rutland County interested in participating in a cultural exchange
experience by hosting an international high school student during
the academic school year.
Northrop has recently been named Community Coordinator for PAX, the
Program of Academic Exchange. Northrop works full time as an
adviser for Spring Lake Ranch AfterCare in Rutland. PAX is a
non-profit foundation that provides a U.S. high school and home
-stay program for students from over 70 countries in Europe,
Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. PAX students are between 15
and 18 years old, speak English, have full insurance coverage, and
their own spending money.
Students from different countries look forward to living like
American teens for a school year - joining sports teams,
experiencing high school and participating fully in family life.
PAX families are asked to provide students with meals, a place to
sleep and study, and a warm supportive environment. Private rooms
are not required and single parents, young couples and retirees are
welcome to apply.
For information call Northop at (802) 353-5933, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pax.org