(a non-profit organization)
These teens speak English, are insured, and bring spending money. A local coordinator gets students into schools. Single adults often qualify as hosts, and an exchange student may share a room with a teen host sibling. The international teens are usually 16 or 17 years old and arrive in August or January. Students from Bulgaria, South Korea, and Hong Kong have already been placed for the 2005-06 program in or near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Past students' activities have included outdoor concerts, basketball, soccer, festivals, Ultimate Frisbee, amusement parks, traveling, American football, harmonica playing ("Take Me Home, Country Road") and participation in Jewish holidays. Click here for more information about being a
and participating in the cultural exchange. Please do not think, "I won't volunteer because others will." If you want to host, please contact CETUSA now! Hosting a student is a wonderful way to be an American ambassador. As one CETUSA manager said, "Our students and hosts do more for international relations than our governments could ever hope to do."
CETUSA' s mission is:
|Left picture: Here are two boys from Brazil, both of whom are named Rubens, with Betsy at a holiday holiday party. They were answering the question, "What is better than one Rubens?" The answer: "Two Rubenses!" Right picture: Though these exchange students are cold, they are having a better time than Katie, the cat, is having! The students are at a service to bless animals. With the students is Allen, a student of life. Beside Allen is Yvonne from Germany, followed by Karn from Thailand and Joscha, also from Germany.|
International Factoid: The highest point in Venezuela is Pico Bolivar, standing at 16,427 feet / 5,007 meters.
|Here is Joscha from Germany; he is at Chattanooga's CultureFest and enjoying sharing about his own culture while learning about others.|