Help Our Student Displaced by Hurricane Matthew

Our office has been following the developments from Hurricane Matthew all weekend. We are saddened by the devastation this storm has caused along the East Coast, and our thoughts go out to all those affected. ¬†Three students were with host families living in the path of the hurricane, so we have been monitoring the situation closely. While all three students and their families are safe, we unfortunately learned that one family’s home was completely destroyed by the hurricane.


Due to Department of State regulations, we are unable to share photos of students publicly until they have been matched with a host family and enrolled for the upcoming school year. For more information on John, or any of our other students, contact us at (512) 323-9595 or!

In light of this, the host family will no longer be able to host the student. We are currently looking for families interested in hosting the student for the remainder of the year. Ideally, we would like to move the student within the week so the family is able to focus on assessing the damage to their home and working to rebuild.

The student – Andy – is a 10th grader from China. He’s currently 15 and absolutely loves films. His favorites include Forrest Gump, Jurassic World, Shawshank Redemption, and Life of Pi. He has enjoyed getting to know American culture over the last two months, and we want to help him continue to have a great experience!

If you or someone you know might be able to host Andy for the remainder of the school year, please reach out to us at or (512) 323-9595 for more information.

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