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Exchange students seeking host families in Alexandria

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Alexandria for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Host families, including traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc., serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

iE-USA, the sponsoring program, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange.

Exchange student participants undergo an application and orientation process in their home country prior to being accepted into iE-USA’s program. Each student is responsible for his/her own spending money and full health insurance coverage.

For more information, contact Darlene Benjamin at or (507) 301-3613.

Host families may review prospective student profiles online at Families interested in hosting this year must apply by Friday, August 15.