Monday, February 6, 2012
STEP is a 28 day homestay program for teens ages 16-17 years old, based in Pamplona, Spain. Students earn this trip through school by having the highest GPA in their class.
This is a great program for families with not only teenagers, but younger children or adults without children. Ask your friends and neighbors to host as well it's alot of fun to share the experience. Opening your door to a new culture, without the expense of traveling, can truly change your world and establish a friend for life!
Host Family Responsibilities: Host families provide a bed, 3 meals a day and transportation to and from student excursions. Families are also expected to pick-up their student and drop them off at Logan Airport in Boston All students speak some English, travel with spending money and medical insurance. Students are to be treated as members of your family and not a guest. STEP takes care of all the big excursions, so your responsibility as a host is to practice English with your student and integrate them into your daily summer routine.
The Host Family Application Process- The STEP application process is very simple. You can fill out the application on line, you need to provide 2 reliable references. Simply email or mail the application to me, I will set-up a home visit at your convenience, this takes no more than 1/2 hour and the application is complete once the application is submittred and the references are checked.
How do I/we pick a student? Once the application process is complete, you will have access to the student profiles (these will be available in April), you can choose a student who is compatible to you or you and your family. We have boys and girls with many interests ranging from sports to music and theater, you can choose the student that is the best fit for your family.
Students will be attending full day excursions: . Host Family members are welcome to attend excursions and enjoy the STEP discounts on travel, tickets and hotels. Host families required to get their students to pick-up and drop locations for excursions. ( step covers all costs for students)
Field trips for each group are,
Canobie Lake Park
3 days in NYC
What if I've never hosted before?? Don't worry, I will be scheduling a host family orientation in June so that families can ask as many questions as they'd like so they feel they're 100% comfortable with hosting.
June 28- July 24
July 30- August 26
August 3- August 28
Let's help promote global awareness! Spanish students are great role models for today's teens. They are so gracious to come to America and experience an American home. Most of the students and their hosts say this is the most rewarding experience they've ever had with memories that stay with them for the rest of their lives. So don't wait, sign up today.
Contact: Jennifer Souther 774-269-3526 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many students who are waiting for their American host family!
STUDENTS FROM PAMPLONA SPAIN COMING ON A SCHOLARSHIP FOR 4 WEEKS THIS SUMMER.
FAMILIES ARE NEEDED TO WELCOME A STUDENT INTO THEIR HOME.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS,
STUDENTS ARE 16-17 YEARS OLD
EVERY STUDENT SPEAKS ENGLISH
EVERY STUDENT COMES ON SCHOLARSHIP GIVEN TO THEM BY THEIR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EACH SCHOLARSHIP IS ENGLISH SCORES/INCOME BASED
EVERY STUDENT IS C OVERED BY INSURANCE
EVERY STUDENT HAS SPENDING MONEY
YOU CAN SELECT YOUR STUDENT
3 CHAPERONES ARE ON CALL 24/7 DURING THE PROGRAM
THERE ARE THREE SESSIONS
June 28- July 24
July 30- August 26
August 3- 28
WHILE THE STUDENTS ARE HERE THEY PARTICIPATE IN A WEEKLY FIELD TRIP. OUR TRIPS INCLUDE BOSTON, WATER COUNTRY, CANOBIE, AND NYC.
FAMILIES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ON FIELD TRIPS
FRIENDSHIP AND CONVERSATION
A BED TO SLEEP IN- SHARED ROOMS ARE OK
TRANSPORTATION ONCE A WEEK TO OUR MEETING SPOT FOR FIELD TRIPS
THIS SCHOLARSHIP GROUP HAS BEEN COMING TO THE BOSTON AREA SINCE 2002!
THE 28 DAYS GOES BY SO QUICKLY!
40 FAMILIES NEEDED FOR EACH SESSION!
FAMILIES COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES- WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO APPLY TO HOST!!!
YOU MAY EMAIL OR CALL ME WITH YOU QUESTIONS
|5/14/11||by Jennifer Silverman Souther|
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