ECC still seeks host family for YFU student
Ellsworth Community College will host two new Youth for Understanding (YFU) international exchange students for the coming academic year. Pooreum, 22, a young woman from South Korea, is still in need of a host family in the Iowa Falls area. She has studied English for 12 years and French for two years, and will attend ECC during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for families to share their passion for our community and practice social responsibility,” says Tina Ruch-Wesselmann, ECC’s YFU Campus Coordinator. “YFU students come to this country to learn about our traditions, experience American culture, and build interpersonal bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime. It’s a truly rewarding, win-win experience.”
Host families of all shapes and sizes welcome YFU students into their homes as if they are one of their own children. YFU exchange students bring spending money and have health insurance. They come prepared to follow family rules and want to become a part of the community. Each student is support by the YFU Campus Coordinator at Ellsworth Community College.
YFU students and their families trust Youth For Understanding because of its reputation for quality, high safety standards, and strong support network. As one of the world’s oldest and largest exchange organizations, YFU has provided study abroad opportunities to over 250,000 students for more than 60 years.
The YFU community is excited to promote international and interpersonal friendships in Iowa Falls. To learn more, contact Tina Ruch-Wesselmann directly at 648-8254 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org