MCC seeks host family for YFU student this summer and fall
Marshalltown Community College welcomed two new Youth for Understanding (YFU) international exchange students for the 2012-13 spring semester, one of whom will be back in the fall of 2013. Haeri, 22, from South Korea, is seeking a host family this summer and fall.
Haeri’s friends would describe her as an outgoing person with a positive attitude. She has many interests, particularly in the arts, and she loves to draw and watch movies. Haeri is considering a career in design or broadcasting and looks forward to studying these subjects in the U.S. She wants to share her culture with her host family, by watching Korean films and sharing Korean food with them during her stay.
Interested families may host Haeri for the summer through the fall semester of 2013. As a host family you are asked to provide a safe and loving home environment including a bed, a place to study and food for three meals a day. Host families receive $200.00 per month for hosting their student. YFU students arrive with their own spending money and health insurance, and if they choose to drive, they purchase their own vehicle and auto insurance.
By hosting a YFU student, families can broaden their perspective of the world, while also sharing interests, love and culture with an exchange son or daughter. Probably the most treasured gift an exchange student can bring your family is a lasting friendship and memories that will last a lifetime.
If you or someone you know is interested in hosting Haeri for the 2013 summer and fall terms, or if you would like to learn more about a student and the YFU host family experience, please contact Katie Kothenbeutel, MCC YFU Campus Coordinator, at 641-844-5690 or email Katie.Kothenbeutel@iavalley.edu .
YFU is one of the world’s oldest and largest international exchange programs. Its primary purpose is to provide students from around the globe with the opportunity to pursue college level academic studies while living with a host family in a community reflecting American values. This will be the 20th year that MCC has been involved with the program.
PHOTO CAPTION: Haeri, 22, from South Korea, is considering a career in design or broadcasting and looks forward to studying these subjects in the U.S.