Dear Association of French Teachers in Victoria Inc.

In June/July 2011 Student Exchange Australia New Zealand will welcome a new group of French exchange students to Australia. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 2-10 months.

As we plan for their arrival, we are keen to hear from suitable families who might be interested to host a student. Host families come in all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and ages. To this end, we would be grateful if you would place a notice in your newsletter/bulletin or mention it on your website. Please note that all our host families are interviewed in their homes and carefully checked for suitability.
You can download the newsletter notice here in Word or PDF format.

All students have a basic levels of English, would attend a school in your local area and live the life of a local. Our group of French students cover a wide variety of interests and hobbies. If you would like to provide your students, parents or language teachers with further information on our inbound students you can also download some student profiles in Word format. This is just a small sample of all the students who will be arriving. Our staff members will be happy to discuss which student might be best suited to a family.

Hosting an exchange student can be a truly rewarding experience. It allows a family to experience a foreign culture first hand, be exposed to a new language and pass on a bit of our own culture. They might even make a friend for life!

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit secondary exchange organisation which is registered with education authorities in each State and Territory. You can find out more about our organisation by visiting www.studentexchange.org.au.

If you have any questions about hosting an exchange student or would like to view profiles of students arriving from other countries, you can either respond to this email or call our office on 1300 135 331. No obligation.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Lorentzen

National Director
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd

PO Box 1420 Mona Vale NSW 1660
T: (02) 9997 0700
F: (02) 9997 0701
W: www.studentexchange.org.au

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