Taiwan at Truman Seeks Host Families for Weekend Stay

The Taiwan at Truman program is in need of host families for a one-weekend home stay with local families.

Every summer a group of Taiwanese high school students comes to Truman to participate in the program. The program is split into two parts: a girls’ session and a boys’, each lasting five weeks. On weekdays the students take English classes from Truman faculty. On weekends, they go on trips across Missouri: this summer, St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia.

One weekend for each session is set aside for a local home stay in which the program coordinators try to match the students up with local families for a complete immersion experience. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to learn more about American life and an equally wonderful opportunity for local families to get to know a student or two from another culture.

The program still needs families to host students during both the girls’ and boys’ sessions.

The girls’ home stay weekend is June 22-24; the boys’ is July 13-15.

Each family would be asked to take in two students for the weekend. If a family would prefer only one, that could be arranged, but at this point the program does not have enough families to accommodate that on a large scale. The family would pick the students up on Friday night between 6-7 p.m. (after the students have eaten dinner) and then drop them off Sunday between 4-5 p.m. (after the students have eaten dinner).

Please contact Brad Smith at smith.bradleyh@gmail.com if interested as soon as possible.
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