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ORGANIZATION: WORLD HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS INC

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Each year, World Heritage offers North American families the opportunity to host girls and boys, ages 15 to 18, from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Canada and Mexico. World Heritage invites you and your family to participate in this invaluable cultural experience and help contribute to global harmony.

By opening up your heart and your home, you will be giving an exceptional young person the opportunity of a lifetime - to live with your family and experience firsthand the language, customs and culture of our country. There is no greater opportunity for bright, inquisitive teenagers eager to expand their knowledge and their worlds.

In return, your World Heritage Exchange student will bring a fresh new outlook on life and a bit of his or her native country into your home. It is truly the meeting of two cultures - not as a tourist but as a "family" - learning from each other and living together.


World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) who are adventurous, fun-loving, responsible, and, most of all, caring. To begin this exciting cultural experience, you will first meet with a World Heritage Area Representative and complete an application form covering various aspects of your family, your community and your school.

In fact, your student may even share a room with a child of the same sex who is close in age. World Heritage exchange students pay for their own round-trip airfare and provide their own complete medical and liability insurance coverage. Spending money is the responsibility of the students and their natural parents. Your most important contribution is far from monetary. It comes from your heart-a willingness to welcome this student to your country and into your home by making him or her feel like a true member of the family.

If you are concerned about the cost of hosting a World Heritage exchange student, rest assured; your financial commitment is minimal. You merely provide meals and a room.

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Location:

277 LOWER CLIFF DR, LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651, US

Mission Statement

World Heritage is dedicated to fostering cultural enrichment and intercultural understanding through youth exchange programs. From a universal perspective, World Heritage is contributing to global harmony by promoting closer ties of friendship between the participating countries.

Description

World Heritage International Student Exchange ("World Heritage") is a non-profit public benefit organization affiliated with and operating under the sponsorship of ASSE International. World Heritage is dedicated to fostering cultural enrichment and intercultural understanding through youth exchange programs. Founded in 1980 as Spanish Heritage and focusing mainly on the Hispanic culture, World Heritage has since expanded its program to embrace many other nationalities. From a universal perspective, World Heritage is contributing to global harmony by promoting closer ties of friendship between the people of the participating countries.
World Heritage programs are conducted in accordance with the regulations established by the U.S. Department of State and the standards established by the U.S.A. Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). World Heritage is also a member of the Alliance for International Exchange.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
International
Children & Youth, Community, International

WHEN

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WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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