Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Student

The Coudersport Rotary Club announced today that it is seeking host families for incoming foreign exchange student, Felipe Alonso Jones Herrere of Chile.  Felipe is 16-years old and an avid soccer player.  He has six years of English.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Foreign Exchange Students, Mathia Palaia, Chris Long &Tony Capatch (of Coudersport), Simon Lange.

According to John Leete, Rotary Foreign Exchange Chairman, two (2) host families are preferred with one family hosting Felipe from August to New Years and the other hosting him from New Years until his return to Chile in June of 2012.  Incoming foreign exchange students receive a small allowance from the Coudersport Rotary Club each month to help with expenses.

The Rotary Club’s Foreign Exchange Program gives students an opportunity to experience life in a foreign country where they are exposed to different cultures including education, foods and community life.  The host families are a critical support system for not only the students but for the parents of those children living abroad.

Two Coudersport area students are participating in the foreign exchange program this year including Tony Capatch (son of Greg and Cindy Capatch), and Chris Long (son of Michelle Long).  Tony is presently residing in Taipei, Taiwan while Chris Long has just returned from Aachen, Germany in order to attend his graduation from the Coudersport High School.  The next group of Coudersport students leaving for foreign exchange destinations include JASON BERTRAN, RACHEL MORRIS and KATIE LOWE.

Those families wanting to learn more about becoming a foreign exchange host family are asked to contact JOHN LEETE at 274-9720 Ext. 4.


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