ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host students between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Japan, Germany, Italy, Thailand and Spain, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and are excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

Those interested in opening their home and sharing their family life with a young person from abroad may contact ASSE for more information by calling 800-733-2773. Interested parties may also visit the website at ASSEhosts.com or email asseusawest@asse.com.