BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A group of French teens will spend three weeks in Bakersfield starting up July 8.
“That way, they can truly expertise what the real American life is and not just what you see on [television],” stated Caroline Texier.
Caroline is the CEO of the college student exchange software Horizons du Monde.
She explained the learners range from ages 14 to 17. The purpose is to completely immerse them in the lifestyle of an American family. They’ve by now studied the English language for quite a few several years but this enables them to seriously follow, and the host households get to discover about France
“When individuals just cannot vacation to France, then owning the French appear to stay in your property is France coming to you,” claimed Caroline.
Holly Kuntz is the software coordinator for Bakersfield. She’s thrilled to welcome the pupils to Kern County.
“I adore agriculture and I adore that we feed the earth, [so] for them to be equipped to arrive below and see what’s that like and knowledge [where] all the foods arrives from, I feel that that is heading to be big for me to share that with them,” mentioned Holly.
The students will go on excursions to community sites like Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Tehachapi, and regional places like Six Flags and Hollywood.
Regional Supervisor Mayde Hurley said the college students will also get involved with nonprofits.
“[My] favorite is [giving] again to the neighborhood, likely to [volunteer] at Ronald McDonald Residence, viewing the Bakersfield Customer Heart,” mentioned Mayde.
Caroline said the application builds lifelong interactions, with host family members and students even browsing each and every other a long time later. She hopes it provides a perception of unity across the globe.
“We’re all diverse nationalities and come from various cultures, but we’re all human beings and it truly is excellent to have people connect and get collectively and notice that we’re far apart but we’re pretty shut, and that delivers comprehension of the entire world and of the folks that compose it,” explained Caroline.
Once more, they need to have 10 families to host pupils July 8-28.
To grow to be a host family members, there is an application approach and various requirements to meet. If you’d like to find out extra or use to be a host household, get in touch with (661) 808-8453 or simply click in this article.
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