World Heritage, a nonprofit organization that connects international high school students with local families, is looking for Seattle families for the 2014-15 school year. World Heritage provides local families with the opportunity to host students ages 15 to 18, from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Canada and Mexico.
Here are the details from World Heritage:
By opening up your heart and your home, you will be giving an exceptional young person the opportunity of a lifetime – to live with your family and experience firsthand the language, customs and culture of our country. There is no greater opportunity for bright, inquisitive teenagers eager to expand their knowledge and their worlds.
In return, your World Heritage Exchange student will bring a fresh new outlook on life and a bit of his or her native country into your home. It is truly the meeting of two cultures — not as a tourist but as a “family” — learning from each other and living together.
The students have their own funds for personal expenditures, attractions, clothes and everything else teenagers like to do!