Become a host family with the Center for Cultural Interchange

By Stacey Adams

The Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) is looking for families to volunteer to host foreign exchange students for its Academic Year Program (AYP) for the 2011-12 school year. This unique program offers students the chance to be fully-immersed in a cultural experience which includes connecting with a host family in the United States, attending an American high school, participating in eco-focused activities, and experiencing first-hand life as a teenager in America.

Volunteer host families will help make the lifelong dream of an international student come true, enrich the lives of their families and communities, and contribute in a significant way to global peace and understanding. All of the students are 15 to 18 years old and are proficient in English. The deadline for families to apply to host an AYP student is August 15.

Families interested in hosting a student should contact CCI by emailing or calling CCI’s toll-free information number at (800) 634-4771. More information about hosting a foreign exchange student can be found at

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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