Become a Host Family for an International Exchange Student: Info Session Wed., May 9 at 6:00PM

Are you interested in being a host family for an international exchange student? Please come to our information session on Wednesday May 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Newton South. We will meet in front of the auditorium in the small lobby with tables at the entrance.

Newton Public Schools is inviting international students to join us at Newton South High School for the 2018-19 school year. This exciting initiative is part of the school district’s efforts to expand its global education program. To make this program a success, we need host families for these students who can provide the following for one or both semesters:

  1. A supportive home environment in Newton
  2. Three meals a day
  3. A bedroom with bed, dresser and area to study

To attract host families, we are working with Educatius International, our corporate partner on this program.   Educatius International encourages all families to apply to become a host family – families with young children, no children, and/or high school age children.  To ensure that this initiative is a success, Educatius International  is providing the following resources:

  1. Monthly stipend paid to all host families.  (Each family can host up to two international students, they can share a bedroom).
  • $800.00 per month for hosting one student
  • $1600.00 per month for hosting two students.
  1. An orientation program for the international students and all host families
  2. Host family and student support, available twenty-four hours a day

We are very proud that Newton is a sought after school for international students each year.  Many students have already chosen Newton South from among other exceptional high schools throughout MA.

Our International Students:

  1. Are fully insured
  2. Are between ages 14 – 18
  3. Have their own spending money
  4. Speak English
  5. Maintain strong GPA

 

To meet our goals, we now need your help. If you are interested in providing a culturally enriching experience for your family, our international guests, and the students at Newton South High School, please contact claudetterowe.educatius@gmail.com  or call her at 508 246 7028

Get a glimpse of the host family experience by watching this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83rtRAIHpXU#action=share