PARIS – Vistas in Education has a three-and-a-half week home-stay program that brings teenagers from France to regions of the United States. This year the French teens will arrive June 16 and return home on July 7. The young people are interested in improving their English and finding out about the United States through experiences with families.

This will be the third summer that families in the Oxford Hills area take part in the program. Each of the past two summers they have hosted 12 to 15 French teens and their adult chaperone.

Several of the French teens have returned to their host families a second summer. A few of the American host brothers and sisters have also been able to travel to France to stay with the French families.

Host families should have a son or daughter between the ages of 15 and 17. The French teen needs a bed of his/her own and a place to store belongings during the stay. Families include the student in daily life and share the outdoor and cultural activities the Oxford Hills area and Maine have to offer.

An informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the presentation room at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. There will be a short film and discussion.

All are invited. For information, contact Anne Smith, French teacher, at 743-8914.


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