Sunday, Apr 21st

Host Families Needed for Cultural Exchange

This summer, 34 students from Spain will be visiting our area to spend three weeks improving their English and learning about American culture. From July 1-27, the visiting students will attend classes, take field trips and have a full schedule of planned activities. The program is sponsored by the non-profit Education First Homestay Program that provides high school students from 40 countries the opportunity to become immersed in another culture. Its goal is to break down barriers of language, culture and geography.

Eleven host families have already been found but another 23 homes are needed and all types of host families are welcome. Families with teens, families with small children, retired couples, single Moms or Dads and single adults ages 25 and older are eligible to host a student. There is also a teacher from Spain who accompanies the students to the states who needs a home as well.

Host families do not have to entertain the students and they are fully insured and come with their own spending money. Host families are asked to take the student to school each morning around 8:00 a.m. and pick up students around 5:30 p.m. at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church on Greenacres Avenue in Scarsdale. Nights and weekends are spent with the host family and the program is offering a $100 referral fee per family.

Host families can also send their teen to Spain or other countries in Europe and travel through the company and received a 10% rebate on their trip if they host a student for these 3 weeks.

If you are interested in learning more, contact:
Angie Quidley, Area Manager,
EF Educational Homestay Program /

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