Monday, July 14, 2014
The Westport Rotary Club is seeking host families, each for a three-and-a-half-month period, to house a 17-year-old male exchange student arriving from the Czech Republic Aug. 17, Rotary officials said.
The student, described as a music lover and sports enthusiast who enjoys hockey, skiing, golf and volleyball, will attend Staples High School for the 2014-15 school year.
“There is nothing more rewarding than hosting an exchange student and providing them the opportunity to come to the U.S. and learn about American culture and traditions,” said Justin Phillips, youth services chairman for Rotary District 7980 of Southern Connecticut.
“Hosting an exchange student can also provide American families the chance to learn and connect with another corner of the globe, and you never leave your local community,” he added. “Rotary Youth Exchange student programs open doors of understanding between cultures and international friendships.”
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