Children of All Nation’s, Student Ambassador Exchange program offers opportunities for high school students from Spain to visit the United States, study for a year in a local high school, and live with a host family to learn more about American culture. Are you interested in sharing about your traditions while learning more about Spanish customs? Then our J-1 Visa High School Program is for you!
Host families are expected to provide meals, a room, and a supportive environment for these students to live, grow, and study in. Students will come with their own spending money and an open heart for your family! In return, you’ll get all the benefits of travel and learning about another culture without ever having to leave your home. While families cannot receive compensation for hosting a student, there is an approved IRS deduction of $50 per month families can quote on their taxes. This is a volunteer opportunity to reach out into the world and make it just a little smaller, connecting one family to another across an ocean.
Our three students from Spain have written amazing welcome letters to their potential host families, and we would be excited to tell you more about each one of them. If you think you’re ready to open your heart and home to one of these students, click here to contact an SAE Program Coordinator Today!
Hear From Our Student’s Families!
Gonzalo’s parents say ” Gon as we affectionatly call him is sociable, audacious, and persistent. He’s always been a great friend and when he wants something, he doesn’t stop until he gets it.”
Marcos’s mother says “Marcos is special, intelligent, and empathetic. We leave in your hands the most precious thing in our life hoping that the experience will enrich your life and his.”
Meet Daniel’s parents say “Daniel’s best quality is his big heart! He is a very good boy. He has a great sense of humor and is very outgoing. He’s also quite active with soccer and martial arts.”
If you’d like to find out more about the students in our program, contact a Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Student Profile! They might be the perfect fit for your family’s new adventure in cultural exchange!Read More
Keep your student engaged with these family-friendly activities.
1. Break out the board games or Make Your Own!
Scrabble, Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders…
2. E-visit the Louvre
Transport you and your family to Paris, France by taking a digital tour of one of the most famous international museums, the Louvre.
3. Take a virtual field trip to Yellowstone National Park
Virtually visit the Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more with a digital field trip to Yellowstone.
4. Bake together
Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.
5. Watch the beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium
There’s a beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium, so you can see what your whale friends are up to at anytime.
6. For the comic lovers, introduce your student to the great American classic comic strip Little Nemo
7. The 7 Minute Workout app
Get some exercise with your student buy utilizing free online workouts
8. Broadway shows, 7-day free trial
9. Free classes in Art and Art History
10. 450 Ivy League free online classes
11. Free Art streaming till the end of April
12. Watch movies with other families and students virtually
Letsgaze.com and kast.gg let you watch movies together onlineRead More
Learn a New Language from Home
As an adult, learning a new language can be challenging and daunting. Many people do not know where to begin. Experts in linguistics agree immersion in the language is a top way to learn a language quickly. However, traveling globally can be expensive and time consuming. We have the perfect solution! – Hosting a foreign exchange student is an opportunity to speak with a native speaker without leaving home. Daily language exchanges with your host student will teach you a new language in no time.
A host student is also an excellent learning experience for children. Children are able to pick up on languages quickly. Their brains are like sponges soaking up knowledge. If you have children in the home, a foreign exchange student speaking their native language could greatly influence your child. Our exchange students from Spain are excited to share their culture and language with your family. With Spanish as the 2nd most spoken language in the United States, this experience will be mutually beneficial.
At Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE), we connect you to an international exchange student in need of a host family.
Find an exchange student for your family here: http://saeglobal.org/student-exchange-photolisting/
Are you not ready to become a host family or want to learn the language before your student arrives? We have helpful tools to support you below!
Spanish Language Apps:
FluentU – https://www.fluentu.com/en/
Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com/
Spanish Language Websites:
Spanish Language Podcasts:
Spanish Pod 101 – https://www.spanishpod101.com/
Coffee Break Spanish – https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-spanish/
Now that you have the tools… Have fun learning your next language!
Contact us at info@SAEGlobal.org for more information.Read More