Newton-Beijing Jingshan Exchange Program

Learn about the Chinese culture through the eyes of a teenager, or a teacher. Newton’s exchange program is in need of host families for the 2012-2013 school year. In particular, host families are needed for female sophomores, a male middle school teacher and a female elementary teacher.

Host families for students need not have high school age students, as families with younger children also make a great connection with the Chinese exchange students. The exchange group will come to Newton in mid-September and stay for 4 months, departing in mid-January. The exchange group will travel on the two long weekends, Thanksgiving and winter break.

Host families provide meals when the visitor is not in school, their own room (shared room with same gender is allowed), and treat the visitor as a family member. All exchange students attend either North or South while teachers teach at one of the middle schools or the high schools. They all make presentations at some of the elementary schools and all the middle schools. We ask host families to just be themselves and share their family traditions and American culture with their visitor.

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