I hope your child has been enjoying communicating with their Spanish host family who they will soon meet in person in Madrid!
Just like the program your son or daughter will be participating in, we offer a similar program here in Portland for Gredos Spanish teens. We still need a few more welcoming host families for this group and since you are already beginning to form connections and friendships with the Gredos community, I wanted to reach out to the West Sylvan community to see if you’d be able to help.
These students will be arriving the evening of June 23rd and departing on July 14 (so your returning Spanish Immersion child will actually get to know them during their last week here). They have English classes and activities in downtown Portland each weekday from 9-5:30, and generally take TriMet back and forth each day.
Since they are with other teens their age all day in classes and activities, you don’t need to have a teen at home. If you have a younger or older child, you can still host! They are looking forward to spending their evenings and weekends with your family.
If you are interested in hosting, please contact me right away — many of these kids need their host family details by next week so we’re hoping to find a few great families in the next few days! You can click on the names below to read a little about some of the students who still need host families. If you want to host one, please call or email me!
– Jorge, 14-years old, loves soccer, basketball, ping pong and dogs! He can’t wait to visit the United States so he can see how Americans live their daily lives.
– Laura, 15-years old, enjoys skiing, swimming and skating and can’t wait to learn English and meet new friends!
– Lucía, 14-years old, describes herself as a cheerful, happy and outgoing girl who likes sports, music, reading and singing.
– Sandra, 16-years old, dreams of coming to the United States in order to improve her English and learn about another culture. She is a competitive swimmer and also enjoys photography and music.
I hope to hear back from many of you soon!
P.S. If you know of any friends or family in the Portland area who might be interested, please forward this email and have them contact us.
ANDEO International Homestays
620 SW 5th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204