World Heritage, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Europe, Asia and North and South America for the upcoming school year. Exchange students have been selected for their academic achievement, they speak English, are bright, curious and eager to learn about this country through living as part of a family and attending high school.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year. Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. At the same time the student will be teaching their newly adopted host family about their own culture and language.

The students are well screened and qualified by World Heritage. Qualified families may select the youngster of their choice from student applications, photo collages and biographical essays.

World Heritage is also seeking local high school students to become exchange students abroad. Students should be between 15 and 18 years old and interested in living with a host family, attending school and learning about the lands and people of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa. Academic year, three-month reciprocal exchanges and shorter term summer programs are available.

For more information, contact World Heritage’s local representative, Emily Dingman, at 207-577-4693, call 800-888-9040 or visit

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