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Chinese International Summer Exchange Program with Sunapee Middle High School

posted Jan 23, 2014, 6:06 AM by Jonathan Reed

The Sunapee School District would like to determine what interest exists in the Community for local families to host exchange students from China over a two week period in the summer  months. The School District has been in conversation with SPIRAL International Exchange Program located in Burlington, Vermont, and the next step is to determine the interest, availability and willingness in the Sunapee Community to host this event.  

We would need 15 families willing to accept two exchange students each. A small stipend will be offered to help host families defray their expenses. A schedule of events will be created that both Sunapee students and exchange students will attend during their stay. Ideally we would like to have host families who already have students in the district be our local ambassadors, but that is not a requirement to host a student. As a district we would provide space for the local team to conduct cultural and language classes and to arrange for field trips to visit local attractions. 

If you have an interest in being a host family or would like more information about this program, please contact Russ Holden at 763-4627 or rholden@sunapeeschools.org. If there is sufficient interest, we will consider running a program this summer, but it is thought that the summer of 2015 will be our target date.