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STLCC-Florissant Valley Seeks Host Families for International Students

May 18, 2010

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley needs families to open their homes as host families to deaf and hard of hearing international students arriving with the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Program. The students will arrive August 11, for the 2010-2011 school year.

SEED is an international scholarship program administered by Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The SEED program is designed to support economic and social development in the Caribbean, Central American and Mexico. Through this program more than 5,000 youth have been trained in the United States and are now working to affect change in their home communities.

Host families will provide the student with adequate room upon the student's arrival and receive a monthly stipend provided by the SEED program. They will help the student to stay focused on his or her studies and program goals while in the U.S. Host families will also assist the student in the process of learning about college life and adapting to U.S. culture and the local community.

SEED students will take part in all aspects of college life. In addition they will act as "Friendship Ambassadors" in the community through volunteer service.

All kinds of families are selected to host SEED students. For more information on how your family can host a SEED international student, please contact James Carrawell at 314-513-4124 (voice) or jcarrawell@stlcc.edu or 314-222-0224 (video phone).