The U.S. State Department is looking to place a 16-year-old, male Lithuanian exchange student going into what would be his junior year in high school this fall. His name is Matas, and he needs a host family for the 2017-2018 school year beginning in August.
Matas sounds like an athletic and outgoing young man, and his profile can be found at this link: Matas_LITHUANIA_profile
Please share with anyone you think would be interested in becoming a host family. The exchange students usually arrive in August before the start of the school year. Below is additional info and a person in the program you can contact to ask questions:
Contact: James E. Kerr email@example.com 618 667 9858
Local Coordinator-American Councils for International Education
To win this scholarship to study in the U.S. the student:
- Must score well on an aptitude exam
- Must score well on an English proficiency exam
- Must do well in three rounds of oral interviews.
In the U.S. the student:
- Must maintain a “B” average in classes in the host high school (and those classes must include US History or American Government and English.)
2.Must complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer service
3.Must join a leadership club or activity
The student comes with:
- Full health coverage
- Receives a monthly stipend for spending money
- Has several hundred dollars available for school-related expenses
The host family must:
- Provide a place to sleep and study
- Provide three meals per day (including either a packed lunch for school or lunch money.)
- Provide a comfortable living environment
- English must be the primary language used in the home.
- Provide transportation to and from school and school activities when a school bus is not available.
Kathleen Farney said:
Hi, Sandy. I can post this at work if there is not a Lithuanian American host family available. He sounds like a nice young man.
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Kathy, I think that works, since it worked for months to place a student a couple of years ago. The school district has to approve, and sometimes their allotment of foreign students is already up. Since there are complications like that, a wide net is a good thing. For example, maybe a friend or relative of someone at work would be interested…