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Student Exchange Program

Opening the world to a child is as easy as opening your door.

CHINA    ⊕    SPAIN    ⊕    VIETNAM    ⊕    THAILAND

 Join in building a child’s future, open your home to the Student Ambassador Exchange program (SAE)

The Students

  • High school age children, typically in the 10th and 11th grades
  • Brave, bright, and engaging students with a desire to further their knowledge of the world around them
  • Excited to participate in an enriching, rewarding and immersive educational and cultural experience
  • Have strong family support to travel abroad and participate in the program
  • Each has varied interests, hobbies and personalities
  • Participating students from China, Spain, Vietnam and Thailand
  • Travel on a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program Visa

Student Selection and Preparation

  • Required to pass entrance examination for program consideration
  • Written application and interview process
  • Creation of introductory video presentation
  • Pre-departure preparation training for US culture, customs and traditions

Program Fees

  • There are NO application or program fees associated with the Student Ambassador Exchange program.
  • All applications, background checks and home safety visits are free to SAE host families

Host Family Requirements

  • Completion of the free SAE Host Family Application, Federal and State background checks and Home Safety Visit
  • Interview with a Program Coordinator
  • Obtain two letters of reference
  • Provide transportation for your student  to school, activities, etc. (students are not permitted to drive while in program, but can take school district provided busing or carpool)
  • Provide a separate bed and dresser/closet and space for studies for your student (room can be shared with host sibling of similar age and gender)
  • Sharing of three daily meals with your student
  • Use of full bathroom and laundry facilities
  • Phone and internet access
  • Willing to share your knowledge and experiences of life in the US and to learn about the customs and culture of your student’s country
  • Provide the basic comforts of home, family and support for this young student during their visit with you
  • Are ready to open your home, help shape a young minds, build a future, view the world from a difference perspective and make life-long friendships

What Makes a Good SAE Host Family:

  • Willingness to step out to the support and benefit of others
  • A welcoming and safe environment for a child to learn
  • Recognizes the benefit of education and a little adventure, too
  • Interest in learning about a new culture
  • Pride for their town/state/region and interest in sharing about and showing it to others
  • Desire to introduce a student to new customs and traditions
  • Ready to step into a parenting/supporting role for your student
  • Comfortable space to host a student

The Visit

  • Your student arrive approximately one week prior to the start of the semester
  • Your tudent will visit with you for the full term of the 2017-2018 school year

Interested in Learning More

  • Please reach out to us at www.adoptablewaitingchild.com/contact/

CONNECTING OUR WORLD FOR EVERY CHILD’S FUTURE

Student Ambassador Exchange

connecting lives  •  sharing experiences  •  forging life-long friendships

***The participants in the Student Ambassador Exchange program are not adoption eligible.***

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy

Age 6, Male

Justin

Age 3, Male

Erin

Age 8, Female, Video Available

Peter

Age 1, Male, Video Available

Sage

Age 4, Female

Arabella

Age 10, Female, Video Available

Leo

Age 8, Male, Video Available

Gabriella

Age 3, Female

Ari

Rory – ***AGES OUT May 2018***

Age 13, Female, URGENT!-AGING OUT
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