Student Travel Schools Seeks Families To Host Exchange Students

Friday, July 18, 2014

Student Travel Schools (STS) is offering Chattanooga Families an opportunity to host an exchange student.  

According to Michelle Hall, Regional Director of STS, "Hosting an exchange student is a unique opportunity to share your way of life with an enthusiastic young person from another part of the world. Every year students come from all over the world from several different countries.

By opening up your heart and home and hosting an exchange student, your family can make a positive difference to the life of a young person just waiting to come to the United States."

She continued, "When you host an exchange student, it is a rewarding experience for the whole family. Family members will obtain a wider international perspective, make lifelong friendships and enjoy the company of an enthusiastic young person. If you have children at home, hosting an exchange student can reinforce their interest in languages, other cultures, and travelling. It can also be fun to have a new ‘sister’ or ‘brother’ around."

Families from all walks of life, with or without children, are welcome to apply. STS will take care of all school arrangements and you will have the support of a local STS Coordinator. If your family can offer a friendly, supportive and caring home environment please contact Michelle Hall at 774-2968 or

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