International Students feature
By Community Submission
Mar 25, 2014

Host Families Needed for International Youth Program

Owned by an Eagle Scout and current scout adviser, Selnate International School in Provo, UT is pleased to partner with BSA to extend an invitation to adult leaders and their families to host short-term international students this summer.

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Selnate International School has been bringing international youth and young adults to Utah Valley for more than 20 years, and currently places 800 students per year in short-term activity camps. Students stay with upstanding host families who provide a bedroom, breakfast, and dinner, and take the students to and from the activity site each weekday. Several options are currently available, and families are compensated for their participation in the program.

Click the link for a chart of the programs: Selnate International School Program 2014

Or see the information below for a list of programs and dates:

China Youth Summer Camp:

Dates: July 15 –Aug 2, July 16- Aug 3, July 19- Aug 6 or July 20 – Aug 7

# of Families needed: 150 families for students and 15 families for adult chaperones

Student Info: Students will be from China, ages 12-17, both males and females

Placement: 2 students will be placed with each family

Daily Destination: Utah County School (probably Alpine School District)

 

Japan Automotive College

Dates: July 16-27

# of Families needed: 10-20

Student Info:  Students will be from Japan, ages 18-25, mostly males with 1-2 females if any

Placement: 1 student per family

Daily Destination: Selnate International School

 

Japan Jr. High School

Dates:  July 19 – 27

# of Families needed: 115

Student Info:  Students will be from Japan, ages 14-15, both males and females

Placement:  1 student per family

Daily Destination:  BYU Conferences and Workshops Building

 

Japan High School

Dates:  July 21 – Aug 4

# of Families needed:  15-20

Student Info: Students will be from Japan, ages 16-18, both males and females

Placement:  1 student per family

Daily Destination:  Selnate International School

 

Japan High School

Dates: Aug. 1 – 11

# of Families needed:  35

Student Info:  Students will be from Japan, ages 15-16, both males and females

Placement: 1 student per family

Daily Destination: Selnate International School

 

Japan Jr. High School

Dates:  Oct 21 -28 or Oct 22 – 29

# of Families needed: 195

Student Info: Students will be from Japan, ages 14-15, and only males

Placement:  1 student per family

 

Interested host families should act quickly!  There is still a need for many host families, but slots are filling quickly. Apply by filling out the following form (Host Family Application BSA140210_distributed) and clicking the submit form on the pdf. You may also mail it to address on the form or email to info@selnate.com by May 1st for all programs.

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Spread the word! Carpooling is encouraged, so talk to your friends and neighbors!

For more information about Selnate International School, visit www.selnate.com.

Selnate is pleased to make a donation to the BSA Utah National Parks Council for each referred host family who hosts.

Author: Tracy Rogers | Selnate International School

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4 thoughts on “Host Families Needed for International Youth Program

  1. Melany Gardner

    I used to teach English in China, I’ve got to tell my students about this program. I hope some great families sign up cause I know the experience with their host family makes all the difference for these kids visiting the US.

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  2. Pei99

    Our family has hosted somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 short term Japanese students over the years ranging in age form 13-22. It’s been a wonderful experience. We’ve made lifelong friends. It helped my kids have a much broader outlook on the world and realize that basically people are the same. They just want to be happy. My kids were always amazed that often they liked the same TV shows, played the same games and listened to the same music. It’s been great. We can’t wait to do it again.

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  3. Marlyn Dillon

    Years ago we had a girl from Japan come and stay with us doing a similar activity. Our daughters really enjoyed having her with us. I would encourage anyone who has some extra space to give this a try. We found it very rewarding.

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