Host Families

Dear CAFAM Members,

CIEE, the non-profit agency that coordinates foreign exchange students has Chinese students coming to Maine for the 2016-2017 high school year and needs assistance in finding them good homes and families.

We accept all kinds of families – kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, and so on. The main requirement is kindness and a willingness to learn about a foreign culture. Families who welcome a student will not only gain a new member, but will also learn about the world, its many values, traditions, languages, food, and more.

Our students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own expenses, with the exception of food and utilities. Students are between the ages of 15-18. They are arriving in August and are on a 10 month program.

Currently there are 3 students we need to find families for, 2 girls ages 14 and 16 and 1 boy age 17. The youngest girl is accepted to Catherine McAuley (now the Maine Girls Academy in Portland).

If you are interested in hosting please contact Virginia Doss for further information,

Their website is

Best, Alex

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