Homestay hosts needed for students

Twice a year students from universities across America come to the Northern Rivers as part of a study-abroad program with World Learning School for International Training. The curriculum integrates a number of themes: the natural environment of Australia, environmental philosophy and ethics, Aboriginal approaches to the environment and the principles of sustainability.

The students are in Australia for a semester, travelling while they study, as the program has an emphasis on learning in the field. And an important part of their learning is the homestay experience, explains local co-ordinator Gina Crane.

“The homestay is a two-week cultural exchange based in Lismore which gives the students an insight into some local issues and a grassroots experience of how we interact with our environment,” Gina said. “The students are all 20-21 years old with a keen interest in the environment, climate change and sustainability. I would love to hear from from any potential homestay hosts. Even if you are not available for this next program, perhaps you would like to be informed about future programs.”

Homestay hosts are asked to provide the student with their own room; transport to Lismore CBD three to four days each week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the days the student is with you. The homestay host receives $26 per day to cover expenses.

The next group of students will be in Lismore for homestay from March 6-22.

For more information phone Gina on 6688 6188 or email platypus369@bigpond.com.


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