International high school exchange students are coming to study in the Payson area during the 2008-09 school year.
These students will integrate themselves into a Payson area family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does. In turn, they will provide insight into their own culture.
STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is proud to help facilitate these relationships.
They have been doing so for the past 20 years and look forward to finding new host families in Payson and connecting them with exchange students.
Students like Napat, who is a 16-year-old boy from Bangplee, Thailand.
He enjoys basketball, swimming, rugby and badminton; he says he would love to cook Thai food for his host family.
There is a 16-year-old girl from Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany who loves participating in tennis tournaments.
She has played the piano since she was 6 and also sings in two choirs. She is attracted to the vastness of America and its geographical and cultural diversity.
They are both excellent students and will have their own spending money and health insurance.
The host family provides a separate bed, family meals and a safe environment.
If a family would be interested in being a host family they can call STS Foundation's area representative Roger Burt at (928) 777-9800 or Lillian at 1-800-522-4678 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.stsfoundation.org