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OCEAN (Organization for Cultural Exchange Among Nations) is a non-profit organization which sponsors international exchange students, ages 15 - 18, and places them in volunteer host families and high schools throughout the U.S. for a semester or academic year. The purpose of our program is to promote international understanding, cultural awareness and academic excellence. OCEAN has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a J-1 sponsor for the high school exchange visitor program. On the basis of materials submitted and reviewed, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) has granted full listing to OCEAN.
OCEAN is currently seeking volunteer host families for semester and academic year students who are scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in August. Students are provided with health insurance coverage, are proficient in English, and come with their own spending money to cover personal expenses.
Host families are required to provide the student with
room and board, as well as a loving family environment. OCEAN's host families come in all shapes and sizes, to include single persons and senior citizens, as well as couples who are either with or without children in their home. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to learn about another country and culture and to help young people fulfill their dreams as a high school exchange student in the United States.