Exchange students coming to Atmore

Published 11:07 pm Monday, April 16, 2007

By Staff
Special to the Advance
STS Foundation is looking for Host Families in Escambia County to host these and other exchange students this fall.
We will help you find the ideal match for your family by interviewing each family member to discover individual hobbies and interests. We consider religious preference and level of involvement, sports, allergies, diet, activity level of the household, are you more of a camp, hike, fish, hunt, 4 wheelers, outdoors family who are always on the go, or are you musical, enjoy video and board games, reading, watching movies, theatre, musicals and plays who enjoy more indoor activities? You may have a country of interest or a language you wish to learn. There is a perfect student for every family, whether you are empty nesters, a young couple, no children or lots of them, single parent, in the city or in the country.
The following are foreign exchange students that your family could offer a home to:
"I have a younger brother who is 14 and younger sister who is 12 and I really enjoy spending time with them," Paulson said. "I love playing soccer and I used to play the trumpet. My favorite kinds of music are classic rock, reggae, Japanese pop. I used to live on a farm with cows, sheep, horses and chickens. I love Japanese comics known as Japanimation. I love reading them and drawing them. I am very artistic and love to draw. I am fascinated with history and cultures and I find it amazing. I enjoy reading about WWII. I love the American Culture and can't wait to actually live it."
"I love horseback riding," Roth said. "I like swimming, snowboarding, reading and playing cards. I have played the German Flute for six years. I enjoy working in the riding stables and working with children. Twice per week I go for riding lessons (dressage and jumping). I enjoy day hikes, cycling and windsurfing."
"I have a 16 year old sister," Descroix said. "I love horses and horseback riding. I have riding and jumping lessons twice per week. I have jumping competitions on the weekends with my riding team. We have been very successful in competitions. I love my horse Polo, he has taught me so much. Riding and horses bring me an indescribable amount of happiness. I will be an equine veterinarian! I also really enjoy caring for the horses and stables. I am also on the swim team and have practice twice per week. I am spontaneous and love meeting new people, everybody is a friend. I also like to go shopping and do girly things too. I would really enjoy the opportunity to ride and be around horses while in the US, as this is such a big part of my life. I would also enjoy learning to play softball and try other team sports at my new high school."
The following is more information about becoming a host family to foreign exchange students:
STS Foundation works within the guidelines set forth by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), and to comply with the regulations for exchange visitor programs of the United States Department of State (USIA). On the basis of materials submitted and reviewed, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel granted "full listing" to STS Foundation in the 2007-2008 Advisory List. STS Foundation is designated an Exchange Visitor Program by the United States Department of State.
Contact Brian MarGrave at STSF by email: or toll free at 1-800-522-4678.
Or call Melanie Appleton at 294-0850 or 446-1457.

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