Student Ambassador Exchange, as a department of Children of All Nations, is excited to announce that TWO high school students from China will headed to the United States this fall to begin their educational journey and cultural experience of a lifetime for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic school year. These students will have the amazing opportunity to live not only with a host family, but with a family who has adopted or will be adopting from China. This is a chance not only for the students, but for our families to learn more about Chinese culture, connect with someone from their child’s home country, and provide a bridge between the two to create a lasting bond that will last a lifetime.
You can read a little bit about our matched students below, and see informational materials on our other students waiting to find their host family for the upcoming school year. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a student’s profile and provide your family with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture without ever leaving your home.
Andrea from China
– I Have a Host Family!
Hobbies: piano, cooking,
meeting new people
Read My Bio!
Nathan from China
Hobbies: archery, science
fiction, and movies
Read My Bio!
Lucy from China
Hobbies: building robots,
basketball, and cartoons
Read My Bio!
Oliver from China
– I Have a Host Family!
Hobbies: sports, playing with
animals, and DC comics
Read My Bio!
We’ve compiled a list of five “culture shocks” that exchange students sometimes experience during their year here in the States. For our host families, it’s good to remember students are adjusting to us just as much as we might be adjusting to them! For that moment when your exchange looks at you like, “Really?” Yep, really! Welcome, y’all!
It’s the first week, and my host family is so excited. My body think it’s 3 a.m. right now. I just….can’t…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Americans don’t drink coffee all the time and eat barbecue at every meal? I’m so confused. The television said…
The food portions are amazing here! YES I WOULD LOVE DESSERT, TOO! (owowow I’m so full!)
It’s how much in American dollars? Hold on, I need to convert that to my home currency to find out how much that is.
Pecan? Is it pee-can? Pih-cahn? Pick-un? And you said…y’all is you all? So what do you mean when you say “y’all all?”
We all know foreign travels can be a little strange, so remember to keep supporting your host student as they learn more about your culture through student exchange!Read More
Children of All Nation’s newest program offers opportunities for high school students from China 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 Chinese customs? Then our J-1 Visa High School Program is for you!
Learn just a little bit about the students in our program by getting in touch with a Program Coordinator
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 China 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!
From Our Students and Their Families
If you’d like to find out more about the students in our program, contact a Program Coordinator to receive a Student Profile! They might be the perfect fit for your family’s new adventure in cultural exchange!
BECOME A LOCAL COORDINATOR!
Not ready to be a host family yourself, but know lots of people in your community excited about cultural exchange? Consider becoming a Local Coordinator with SAE, and get paid to help students achieve their dream of coming to the United States for a year of study!
Local Coordinators are contracted to work with Student Ambassador Exchange. LCs have an exciting, flexible role in the J-1 Visa Secondary Student Program because they get to manage their own schedule and set their own methods of recruitment for host families and schools. LCs must be able to provide for their own travel expenses and supply materials needed for the position.
Find out more about becoming a Local Coordinator at this link, and fill out your application today!Read More
Children of All Nations is excited to announce the opening of the Student Ambassador Exchange department. This department will provide opportunities for students from China and around the world to come to the United States, learn about American culture, and share a little bit of their culture with their host families.
Through its work in adoption, orphan hosting, and student exchange, the larger organization that is Children of All Nations seeks to connect the world through cultural exchange. It is our belief at Children of All Nations, and at SAE, that a broader understanding of cultures different from our own can make a better world for tomorrow.
Our first three students from China have applied to the program, and we are hoping that YOU are ready to open your home to this amazing cultural experience and allow a student to study and learn with you! Hosting is a volunteer opportunity. SAE cannot compensate families for their amazing service, but, the Internal Revenue Service has authorized families to claim a $50 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns. Students will attend the family’s local high school, eat meals with the family, and enjoy the experience of improving their English while learning American customs from you! This opportunity is for those who love to travel, learn, and share their culture.Read More
Student Ambassador Exchange is excited to announce that our J-1 Visa Program is underway! Our is listed on the U.S. State Department’s website of official J-1 Sponsorship Programs for Secondary School Students – we’re listed under our parent company, Children of All Nations.
International high school students interested in completing a single semester or a year of study in the United States should inquire with their interest in our program. We have spots available for the 2016/17 school year – are you ready to start your educational journey in the US? If so, get in touch with an SAE Program Coordinator today! Contact email@example.com or fill out our inquiry form, and we will get back in touch with you within 24 business hours.
The Department of State has a toll free number (1-866-283-9090) for secondary school students. The toll free number can be used by host families, exchange students, and the public to report circumstances impacting the students’ health, safety, and well-being during their exchange visitor programs. You can also email the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
We are currently recruiting host families for our Homestay Program in Austin, Texas. We have partnered with St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and will be assisting them in finding host families for their international students. It presents you with the opportunity to learn more about a culture different from your own and allows you to help a student grow and learn as they live with you during the school year. You’ll have the support of a SAE/CAN Program Coordinator and receive a small monthly stipend to offset the costs of housing the student.
Families should have a bedroom available for exchange students, which may be shared with a child of the same gender and approximate age. Families should also be willing to assist the student in getting to and from school, or to St. Michael’s convenient drop-off transportation locations in Austin.
To complete an application, host families will need:
- An SAE Host Family Application
- A federal and state background check
- A home safety visit
- Two letters of reference
- A phone interview with a local Program Coordinator
- Provide three daily meals to the exchange student
- A separate, which may be in a shared bedroom with a host sibling of similar age and same gender
- Use of a laundry machine and facilities
- A bathroom, which may be shared
- Transportation to and from St. Michael’s or to the local St. Michael’s transportation location for school
- Access to telephone and internet (wifi) to contact the local Program Coordinator and/or the student’s family at least once a week
For more on host family requirements, you can contact the SAE Lead Program Coordinator at email@example.com or complete the inquiry form on the right side of the page. You can also call (512) 323-9595 at ext. 3062 about filling out an application today!Read More
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Student Ambassador Exchange is looking forward to a new year and its launch of the following services: Homestay Program, Internship Program, and Cultural Exchange Program. Keep reading to find out more about these programs and what we can offer you!Read More