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Seeking Hosts For Exchange Students

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting 14 students from around the world, beginning in mid-August 2002. Each of the students is in need of a host family to help take care of their individual housing needs for the 2002-2003 academic year.

Leea Glasheen, UWFox's Coordinator for the internationally recognized Youth For Understanding program, is the campus contact for families interested in finding out more about hosting one of the students.

Glasheen feels that this is a wonderful opportunity for local families "to learn more about other cultures. We want our host families to have fun with the student that stays with them, and help that student learn more about our American culture. Sometimes, as citizens, we can take things for granted … when you see things through the eyes of a student new to the USA, you can begin to appreciate what we have even more.

"It's a exciting time for our local families to find out about another culture, and make a life-long connection," Glasheen said.

This year's YFU class brings students from South Korea, Denmark, China, Netherlands, Russia, Ghana, Switzerland, France and Latvia to the Menasha campus. Individual profiles and pictures of the YFU students are listed, below.

For local families and qualified individuals that are interested in finding out more about becoming a host family during the 2002-2003 academic year, please contact Glasheen at 920-832-2683, or email her at dglashee@uwc.edu for more information.


Posted 12/18/2000