Host families are needed to house international students
The Institute of Intensive English at Lewis-Clark State College is looking for host families to house South Korean and Taiwanese students for periods of 4 and 8 weeks this summer.
A total of 24 students majoring in Business at the University of Ulsan in Ulsan, South Korea will arrive on June 26 and will study English as a Second Language until August 16.
The University of Ulsan has provided scholarships for the students to study abroad as part of their global education emphasis for students pursuing Business degrees. An additional group of students from Ulsan will be studying on the LCSC campus for the 2008 fall semester.
Also, 14 students from Huafan University in Taipei, Taiwan will arrive on June 24 and study English as a Second Language until July 27.
Students will pay host families $460 per month. Host families must provide a private room, food for three meals a day and transportation to and from campus if housing is more than a mile away from campus.
Kathleen Grussing, Director of International Programs at LCSC, says most students generally fix their own breakfast, pack a lunch to eat on campus and then eat dinner with the family.
We have home stay families of all walks of life singles, retired, etc. Hosting an international student provides families with a unique opportunity to experience the world without ever leaving home, Grussing says.
Grussing says she needs at least 15 more host families for the summer.
More information on hosting a student can be found on the Web site http://www.lcsc.edu/admissions/intl/hostfamily.htm or by calling the International Programs Office at 792-2321.
LCSC started working with the University of Ulsan, College of Business Administration in 2002. Since 2003, LCSC has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the university to encourage undergraduate student opportunities and exchanges, faculty/staff exchanges, internships and cooperative and exchange lectures, conferences and seminars. An active exchange program has been established for students during the academic year or summer international program.
LCSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huafan University in January 2008. Since then, two LCSC professors have taught in short term lecture programs at Huafan. This summer is the first time a group of Taiwanese students will come to study on the LCSC campus.
For more information on the exchanges, contact Grussing at (208) 792-2329