Exchange students need hosts

Published on Thu, Jul 12, 2001
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Exchange students need hosts

Sophia Costima and Yumi Nakauchi have recently returned to their homes in Germany and Japan after spending 10 months with Blaine host families, the Nelsons and the Hoyes while attending Blaine high school.

Academic Year in the USA (AYUSA) is placing four students at Blaine high school for 2001/02, two from Sweden and two from Germany.

Three of the students have been placed with families: Malin Astrom, from Sweden, will stay with the Hoyes. Roman Hiergeist, from Germany will live with the Meichsners, and the Landis family will host Andreas Frohm from Sweden.

A girl from Germany has not yet been placed in a family. She’ll arrive in Blaine on August 17. AYUSA is actively looking for a family that would enjoy having her in their home. “She likes horseback riding, skiing, swimming and playing the guitar and is interested in American history,” said AYUSA community representative Janice Hartwell.

Kiwanis International has selected AYUSA to facilitate their foreign exchange program. Host homes are carefully selected and a local community representative is available at all times, to assist the host families. Interested families may contact Hartwell at 360/647-1406.

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