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Exchange student with celiac disease needs a host family

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The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is looking for a host family for a student with celiac disease. CIEE accepts all kinds of families and the main requirement is kindness and willingness to learn about a foreign culture.

Michelle, a 17-year-old girl from Germany, is arriving in August for the 2014/2015 school year (10 months), and she needs to be placed with a host family that understands the gluten-free diet and the importance of preventing cross contamination when preparing meals. All of CIEE's students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance, and pay for their own expenses, with the exception of meals, board, and transportation to school.

According to CIEE, Michelle is, "I am a very happy and polite girl. I love laughing and spending my free time with my friends and pets, dancing, art, and music. I play the guitar and the piano and I like to sing. Everybody says that I am a little sunshine and I can easily turn bad situations into good. While my exchange year I would love to join a dance or cheerleading team or drama club, and volunteer with kids and pets because I love children and animals. I also have a bigger sister, a cat, and a dog. I've stayed with a host family in England 2011 during a school trip and I loved cooking for them. I would love to cook and bake typical German gluten free foods for my new host family."

We have really enjoyed hosting Jojo, our Italian exchange student, and our family would highly recommend the experience. If you are interested in hosting Michelle, please get in touch with Tonya C. DeLozier at CIEE.

Tonya C. DeLozier

www.ciee.org/highschool

tcdelozier@aol.com

mobile: 404-556-6767

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