Open your home to a foreign student

Educational Homestay Programs needs local host families
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Promote cross-cultural connections by opening your home to an international student for 26 days this summer.

Educational Homestay Programs, a division of Education First, is a nonprofit organization that will bring students, ages 13-18, from France, Italy, Norway and Spain to study English and experience the American way of life.

Local program leader Lisa Stubenrauch needs host families from Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis and Citrus Heights to provide temporary housing for students from July 5 to July 31.

The students are gone from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every weekday learning English and going on cultural excursions. Host families may join the group for organized activities.

Planned activities include a visit to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Westfield Galleria, Old Sacramento, Folsom Lake, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and San Francisco.

Host families provide a place to stay, meals and transportation to and from the bus stop for the student’s daily English class. The teenagers spend weekends with their hosts. Families may choose to host a boy or girl from any of the visiting countries.

If you are interested in opening your home, contact Stubenrauch at (732) 575-6611 or e-mail

~ Sena Christian