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Discussion: Exchange student orienteers

in: Orienteering; General

Jul 18, 2018 7:40 PM # 
Hello! We have hosted a couple awesome orienteering high school students. The exchange program has identified more students interested in traveling to the US this fall. However, we don't have room for them in our house. Let me know if you're interested.
Jul 19, 2018 9:29 PM # 
Keegan would make a great host bother :) And maybe some of the other students from the school team, who are not on AP - but I bet you must have already explored that.

I can second Barb's experience.
Jul 21, 2018 6:58 PM # 
Can you provide some information about what is required for hosting?

e.g. cost, housing requirements, other expectations?

Jul 21, 2018 7:51 PM # 
We had a few exchange students. Generally the kid attends the local high school, but you have to check with the school first to make sure they have space for an exchange student. You provide room and board and some transportation. The kid will have his own health insurance and should have his own spending money. We always paid if we took our students someplace special, like an o meet, for example, including we paid for air fare, although pretty sure that is not expected. You are in loco parentis, so expect to go to student conferences, etc. Don’t be surprised if a kid comes expecting to orienteer, but then gets involved in student sports or other activities and ends up not being able to go to some meets. General rule of thumb, treat him as if he were your own. We have made some lifelong friends. A very enriching experience.

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