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International exchange program names new local coordinator

SALISBURY – International Cultural Exchange Services has named Angela Smith as a new local coordinator.

Smith currently works as a phlebotomist and is in nursing school scheduled for graduation late summer 2016. She has joined the ranks of Cultural Exchange Services because it gives her an opportunity to be involved in something that will be a life changing experience for not only students, but host families, schools and communities. Smith will be working in the community of Salisbury to develop partnerships with area schools and organizations to find qualified host families for international high school students.

As the global community becomes increasingly interdependent and subject to change, today’s young people will face numerous challenges on the journey to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. The foreign student exchange experience helps young people of all nationalities embrace those challenges and discover new opportunities that will help them dream and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Students have their own insurance and spending money. What the host family supplies is room, board and an invitation to open their home to share the American culture. Families will gain a forever friend and family member and will learn about cultures from around the world. Smith is committed to helping the international students have the best possible high school experience and to learn about the U.S. in a positive light.

Contact Rose McDonough at 304-562-0875 or email at rmcdonough@icesusa.org if you’re interested in becoming a host parent or local coordinator.

 

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