Opportunities for Hosting!
HOSTING YOUTH IN YOUR HOME
Hosting periods are usually two or three weeks. From time to time, this might be extended to four weeks due to the youth's course of study. MD-19 has 2 hosting seasons, one during July and August: the Summer Exchange; and another during December and January: the Winter Exchange. During the Summer Exchange we receive youths from the Northern Hemisphere, including Europe and Asia. For the Winter Exchange we host kids from the Southern Hemisphere including Australia, New Zealand and South America.
When there are sufficient host families, we can provide a hosting on each side of the border.
Host families are volunteering their hospitality because they enjoy the opportunity to learn about another culture, and to make a new friend. If you are interested in hosting, please apply through your local Lions Club. If the club is not listed in the telephone directory, or with the Chamber of Commerce, please see "Contact the Lions"
GOOD HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Winter Hosting Opportunities...
You can enter the new year by making a new friend from a foreign land. The Youth Exchange Program needs host families for its WINTER EXCHANGE. We have youths coming from Australia, New Zealand and South America for a 6 week period during December & January. They are looking forward to staying with a family in MD-19 and learning about our culture. They are eager to tell you about their homeland.
These students will spend 3 weeks with a host family in the USA and 3 weeks with a family in Canada. For more information about Hosting students from South America during our Winter Exchange, please contact Lion Bob Kelley. For information about hosting students from Australia or New Zealand during our Winter Exchange, please contact Lion Kyle McKay.
Host Family Application - ADOBE PDF Version (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
The Adobe PDF Version of the Host Family application can be printed and filled out manually, then signed by the host family, the sponsoring Lions Club and the District YEP Chair. If possible, to expedite the process, this form can be scanned into the computer than e-mailed to the coordinators upon completion and the hard-copy with signatures mailed out as soon as possible.
Host Family Application - MS Word Version
The following version of the Host Family Application can be opened and saved in MS Word. Then the host family can complete the information on their computer, print and sign it, and obtain the signatures from the sponsoring Lions Club and the District YEP Chair. To expedite the process, the completed MS Word application can be e-mailed to the coordinators upon completion and the hard-copy with signatures mailed out as soon as possible.