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AYA looking for Creston families to host Chinese students

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:11 a.m. CDT

STAMFORD, Conn. — Academic Year in America (AYA) is currently looking for Creston area families to play host to China.

This year, AYA is bringing qualified Chinese high school students to the U.S. to learn about American culture, while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. Creston area families have the opportunity to learn about the Chinese culture during this exchange.

With many students available, AYA can help families find the ideal student for their home. The result is a lifelong relationship with a young person from abroad. In addition, for families looking to learn more about the Chinese culture or language, hosting a student is a way to experience China without leaving home.

Students are ages 15 to 18 and arrive with full medical insurance, spending money and the hopes of experiencing life in America through the eyes of a caring host family. The students stay with their host for five or 10 months and attend the local high school.

Retirees, single parents and young couples are all able to provide a home to an international student.

To learn more about hosting a Chinese exchange student with AYA, call Danielle at 800-322-4678, ext. 5164 or email Visit AYA on the web at

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