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    Experience the world without leaving home/host an AFSer
    Barbara Y. Wills


    Experience the world without leaving home/ host an AFSer
    in 2009-10

    ( Please share this information and have it printed in
    newsletters and bulletins. AFS volunteers are ready and
    able to come as speakers to any group of interested
    individuals. Just give AFS a call to set up a date. AFS
    will also be glad to set up a table at lunch to share our
    many opportunities for hosting and sending at schools.
    There is still room for students to go to many of our
    programs for the summer, semester and year programs, but
    not they are limited.)

    Ever wonder what you can do to help change the world? Open
    your home and family to a high school student from another
    country and help build bridges of intercultural
    understanding at a time when the world really needs it.

    This year more than 2,700 young people from 50 countries
    will arrive in the U.S. to study at high schools across the
    country. Enjoying daily family life, meals together, and
    community activities will make a world of difference to a
    young visitor who is eager to experience what it's like to
    live as a member of a family, school, and community in the
    U.S.

    Host families provide a bed and meals, and the same
    guidance and support to students as they would to their own
    son or daughter. Medical insurance is covered by AFS and a
    small charitable contribution is allowed for each month the
    student is hosted. Host families and students receive
    support from local AFS Volunteers. Single and retired folks
    in their late 20's to 70's, with or without children or
    grandchildren, make great host families.

    Host an AFS Exchange Student and build bridges of
    intercultural understanding. It's a gift you'll give and
    receive. Most families have no idea how much they'll gain
    until they say yes. To learn more, call 1-800-AFS-INFO..
    You can also complete a hosting interest form at
    www.afs.org/usa. and contact locally, Jenny Myers, hosting
    coordinator at 615-385-9644 or jmyers@watkins.edu.

    AFS 'aunts' and 'uncle are also needed, as well as liaisons
    who volunteer to meet monthly with host families and their
    students. Call AFS for details. today to reach out to the
    world and make your wishes known as to what type of student
    you would like and /or if you would like to be a
    volunteer. Future host families may request gender,
    country of origin and/or talents and interest for the new
    AFSer for which applications are arriving each week. The
    sooner families request their wishes the greater the
    chances of AFS finding them the perfect student for their
    family.

    AFS has been hosting and sending teachers and students on
    exchanges for over 61 years. It is the leading exchange
    organization in the world partnering with over 50 other
    countries. AFS is intercultural, international and a not-
    for-profit organization and always needs volunteers. To
    register go to www.misstennky.org and click on volunteers.
    You will be glad that you did.

    (Shortened version)

    Loving host families are needed for AFS high school
    exchange students to arrive in the fall for the 2009-10
    school year. Experience the world without leaving home,
    contact Jenny Myers, hosting coordinator, at 615-385-9644
    and jmyers@watkins. To begin the application process fill
    out the form A on line at www.afs.org/usa and click on
    hosting.The local web site is www.misstennky.org.

    Dr. Barbara Y. Wills, NCC, LPC

    Miss Tennky AFS Area Volunteer Leadership Team AFS
    Publicity Coordinator, AFS Global Educator to Thailand in
    2000, Ten (10) Time Host Mom, AFS-USA Volunteer Conference
    Representative to Germany in 2006, Metro Nashville Public
    Schools Retired Professional Counselor, AARP Member
    2233 Roanoke RD

    Clarksville, TN 37043

    AFSPR@misstennky.org

    615-210-1552 cell

    931-378-7258 home

    www.afs.org/usa and http://misstennky.org 1-800-AFS-INFO
    (national and 1-800-876-2377 (regional)

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