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LHS Exchange Program


FACES PROGRAM AT LHS  



WHAT IS FACES?


FACES (Friends of America Cultural Exchanges) sets up home stay, cultural exchanges and trips to the USA and France for students ages 14-18 in cooperation with an extensive network of reliable coordinators and teachers from Chartres, Orleans, Lille, Caen, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Nancy and many other cities in France. www.faces1.com


WHO AND WHEN

This spring Longmeadow High School will welcome a group of students from Lille, France. They will arrive in Longmeadow on February 23rd and leave on March 6. While here they will attend classes at Longmeadow High School with host and have the opportunity to participate in America family life in the evenings and on the weekend.

Families interested in hosting should download the 2015 application below and return it to Kathleen Epaul at kepaul@longmeadow.k12.ma.us. We are accepting applications now through Monday, February 2nd. We have a small group coming to visit so the first students to submit their applications are most likely to able to host !

We have had great success with this program and look forward to your participation !



WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO AS A HOST FAMILY?


  • Welcome the student as a member of your family
  • Provide the student with a bed but he/she can share a room with an American hosting student or sibling.
  • Exchange students will have some spending money with them. Please plan to provide them meals in your home!
  • This is not a tour, but a cultural exchange. Families do not need to bring students to every local site! Enjoy your time as a family, sharing meals and good conversation.
  • First...fill out an application and return it electronically to Kathleen Epaul, kepaul@longmeadow.k12.ma.us !!! Once families are approved we will match up students and families. You will receive a completed folder from your guest, including pictures, biography and medical information and a host family letter.
  • We will announce the dates that we will begin accepting applications once we have the information from FACES.


QUESTIONS?


Please contact your child’s language teacher with any questions, or speak to a family who hosted last year!


Application For Host Family  (attached below)




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Hilary Godin,
Feb 5, 2015, 10:53 AM