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ASSE seeking local host families for exchange students
Non-profit announces ‘Super Saturday Event’ to promote exchange program
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MONROE — Every academic year, ASSE International Exchange Students from around the world contribute to the vibrant tapestry of communities across the United States, offering a unique opportunity for cultural exchange without the need to travel abroad. Word of mouth and local events prove to be effective means of disseminating information and sparking interest in hosting these students. 

ASSE International, a nonprofit public benefit organization, recently unveiled its annual ‘ASSE Super Saturday Event,’ designed to heighten awareness nationwide about the rewarding experience of hosting a foreign exchange student. ASSE’s Super Saturday 2024 will take place on April 20.

On this day, ASSE area representatives, state coordinators, host families, and exchange students will come together within their local communities to promote the joys of global friendship through high school student exchange programs. Thousands of ASSE participants, including students, host families, and volunteers, will set up booths at various venues such as festivals, farmer’s markets, sporting events, libraries, and shopping malls to engage with people and discuss the value of cultural exchange and hosting an exchange student.

ASSE Exchange Students, aged 15 to 18, are carefully selected based on their academic achievements and personalities. Host families have the opportunity to choose a student from diverse backgrounds, countries, and interests. These students arrive with their own spending money and comprehensive insurance coverage.

Whether a young family, retired, a single parent, or empty nesters, hosting students from countries like France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Denmark, Thailand, and more offers a remarkable opportunity to extend a family’s reach across the globe without leaving home.

To learn more about becoming a host family for one of these young students, or to find out about local ASSE Super Saturday Events, call Saphia Lesch at (800) 736‐1760 or go to www.

Hosts that generously open their home to a young person from overseas contribute to ASSE’s global mission of fostering peace, kindness, and mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other nations worldwide.