Local resident looking to help exchange student find a host family

To the Editor:

A wonderful opportunity for international friendship is available for families in the Champlain Valley Union School District. Tobias, a 15-year-old German student, has his heart set on studying this next year at CVU and CVU has a place ready for him. But he needs a host family.

Tobias’s visit is being coordinated by an exchange organization. Several families in other districts have offered to host Tobias, but the schools in those districts did not have a place for him.

As a friend of the family, I was asked to help locate a school and a host family. Thirty-eight years ago, my family hosted a Swiss student. That opened the door to a lasting friendship and visits back and forth

through the years. It has been a wonderful experience and that’s why I was eager to help.

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity may email Linda Suiter at lsuiter@ayusa.org, who is coordinating his visit.

Tobias is a skier, tennis and piano player and is interested in many subjects. He is so eager to hop on a plane and become part of our community.

Jackie McMakin
Shelburne

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