AFS Host Families help build a more just and peaceful world by hosting students like these:
- Asami of Japan. Asami lives with her parent and older sister. She is second in her class of 238 students. She enjoys movies, martial arts and cooking. Asami is devoted to her English studies and in addition to her school class, attends a conversation class two evenings a week. She also studied language in Australia for 2 weeks last summer. Asami would like to share the cuisine of Japan with her new family and friends, and in exchange learn more about our culinary traditions.
- Daniel from Switzerland. His two older sisters are AFS returnees and his family has also hosted. He likes the outdoors, biking, diving, building model airplanes, and cooking. He is outgoing and creative. He is a top quartile student with good English.
- Jessie from Australia. Jessie’s father was an AFS student 37 years ago. She has an older sister(17).She likes sports, drama, and music. She wants to play American sports as she plays field hockey and net ball. She likes younger children. She lives in a small town. Jessie will be a sophomore.
- Mateo of Bolivia likes kickboxing, working out and basketball. Mateo has represented Bolivia in, under 18, basketball tournaments in Latin America. He likes to kayak and cook. He is good-natured and sociable. He is B- student with a very good grasp of the English language.
If you are interested in hosting, or know someone that would make a great host family for a student, please contact Heidi Cook (the Hosting Coordinator of AFS Greater Puget Sound for the last 17 years). There are students coming from many countries and we can help make a great match! It is best to make that initial contact by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Carrie Jacobs (Team Specialist) email@example.com 800-237-4636 ext 1500 (office hours: 9:00-5:00 Pacific Time).
AFS families host for either a semester or year. Host families will pick their student up, following arrival orientation, August 11th or 12th. Host families are not paid with money but with everlasting memories (and are eligible for a tax deduction each month they host). Every year AFS-Greater Puget Sound sends and hosts around 100 students, and in recent years has been in the in the top five largest Area Teams in the AFS-USA network. It is thanks to the dedication of hundreds of registered volunteers and wonderful relationships with local public and private schools that allow AFS-GPS to maintain its success.
If you have questions about hosting, please contact us! Heidi Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
AFS is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and Intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.