Foreign Students Matched


In an effort to improve the system of matching foreign exchange students with Payson host families, Janet Nossek has been appointed an international exchange coordinator for Cambridge Massachusetts-based EF Foundation for Foreign Study — the leader in high school exchange. She will work in conjunction with the current IEC Edie Miller to find families willing to provide a home for overseas students. They are currently seeking host families for the 2013/14 school year.

“Being an IEC is an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Nossek. “I am proud to be part of a program that not only enriches our community, but also helps foster positive impressions of the United States around the world.

“We welcome host families of all shapes and sizes. Among those who truly enjoy the exchange experience are parents looking to give their families a glimpse of the world and introduce their children to new customs and cultures without having to travel the globe. 

“A large number of our host families enjoy the experience so much they choose to host again.”

Nossek is already an active member of the community. During the past few years, she has volunteered at Payson Elementary School, Rim Country Middle School and Time Out Shelter.

For more information on EF Foundation volunteer opportunities, contact Nossek directly at (928_ 595-0395,  or visit


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