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Host Family Needed for Bangladeshi Student

posted Jul 21, 2014, 11:40 AM by Interfaith WS
Youth for Understanding (YFU), one of the world's oldest and most respected non-profit exchange programs for high school students, has asked Interfaith Winston-Salem to help identify a host family for a international high school student for the coming academic year.

The student, Jarin, who is from Bangladesh, received a prestigious Kennedy-Lugar scholarship (YES program), which was established as a response to the events of September 11, 2001.  The program helps build bridges of understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Southeastern Europe. Funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the YES program provides high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations the opportunity to live in the United States with host families and attend high school for an academic year.  It is a very selective program, with only 4% of the applicants accepted. 

If you are interested in more information, you can contact Michelle Korczynski, YFU placement specialist for the Carolinas, at 866-235-9795.