Woodland Park Zoo has a little slice of Thailand in their elephant habitat, complete with a village area, a model of a temple and elephants, of course. 45th Street boasts several fine Thai restaurants that can leave you with a longing to travel. But if a trip overseas isn’t in your immediate future, you can still immerse yourself in Thai culture by hosting a foreign exchange student.
Wallyhood reader Janell writes that the International Student Exchange (ISE) is seeking a host family for a 16-year-old boy from Thailand who will be attending Roosevelt High School as an exchange student next year. In addition to wishing to experience American culture as a way of gaining understanding and becoming a leader for his generation, the student plays the violin and likes the theatre, music and animals.
You don’t have to have a teenager of your own in order to qualify as a host family. If you are an empty nester or have a young family but would enjoy getting to know someone from a different culture, you may qualify to host an exchange student. ISE asks that you provide a loving home, complete with bed and meals, to exchange students. The students will pay for all other expenses and are fully insured.
For more information about hosting, please contact email@example.com. If you’d like to discuss by phone, please leave your number and the best time to reach you.
According to their website, International Student Exchange (ISE) is dedicated to the promotion of world peace and understanding by bringing together foreign teens with volunteer American host families.