MCC seeks host family for YFU student this spring
Marshalltown Community College will welcome a new Youth for Understanding (YFU) international exchange student for the 2014 spring semester. MCC has welcomed six YFU International students for the 2013-14 academic year. Luana, 20, from Switzerland, is seeking a host family this spring.
Luana is a very sweet, family-oriented student from German-speaking Switzerland. Over the past few years, Luana had the opportunity to represent Switzerland as part of the Swiss National Synchronized Skating team at the World Championships! As part of the national team, Luana made lasting friendships and was proud to travel and share her culture with others. While she is open to living with pets, she hopes you do not keep spiders or snakes for pets, as she is very afraid! She looks forward to being an ambassador again as an international student in our community!
Interested families may host Luana for the spring semester that runs through May 9, 2014. 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 Luana this coming spring, or if you would like to learn more about a student and the YFU host family experience, please contact Rachael Koehler, YFU Coordinator, at 641-844-5521 or e-mail Rachael.Koehler@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: Luana, 20, from Switzerland, is a very sweet, family-oriented student from German-speaking Switzerland. Over the past few years, she had the opportunity to represent Switzerland as part of the Swiss National Synchronized Skating team at the World Championships!