A local organization that facilitates intercultural experiences for Spanish students is seeking host families for students who will be in Polk County from July 2 through July 27, 2011. The students are aged 13 to 19. Housing for two adult chaperons is also being sought.
According to Teresa Martinez, President of the Institute of Spanish Communications, Inc., the host families will be asked to provide room and board for the visitors for the duration of their stay, as well as transportation to and from Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus four days a week. The students, participants in the Padre Manyanet Language Program, will be engaged in English language training and exposed to a range of cross-cultural experiences throughout central Florida.
“Over the years,” said Martinez, “We have found that the host family adds a great deal of value to the young visitors’ experience — but also that the family is enriched by the experience as well. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring a bit of Europe to your home, without even having to get a passport!”
Polk County families interested in learning more about the experience should contact the Institute of Spanish Communications, Inc. at (863) 646-5141 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries should be made no later than May 31, 2011.