Host Families Needed for Chinese Cultural Exchange Program, July 29-August 10
By Jennifer Haselman | Program Site Director, Burlington School District
BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Burlington School District recently announced its participation in the Chinese Cultural Exchange Camp. This two-week program offers English language immersion for Chinese students and an amazing cultural education opportunity for students and families.
In order to make this program possible Burlington High School must secure host families for approximately 32 Chinese students and four Chinese teachers. The commitment is simple: House two students for two weeks, and receive a stipend of $200 per student to help with expenses. These students are in school weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. House two students for one week, and receive a stipend of $100 per student to help with expenses. If you wish to forgo the stipend you may donate it back to the program’s activity fund.
The two-week exchange will take place from July 29 through August 10. Transportation is host family drop off/pick up, walking, and CCTA bus. Don’t have an extra bed? One can be provided! Have a previous engagement during the exchange? We can help find a temporary housing while you are away! We are happy to accommodate all your needs.
If you are even a little intrigued, please take that next step to ask any questions. Neighboring schools, including BFA Fairfax, have hosted in the past and would be happy to share their experiences.
You will be surprised how much of a difference this opportunity makes in the lives of the students and families with a simple exchange of culture, ideas, and friendship.
For more information please contact Jennifer Haselman, Site Director & Activities Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 802-343-8918; or Laura Weiskotten, Lead Teacher & Peer Ambassador Coordinator (email@example.com).