Hosts sought to welcome Canadian students in Plattsburgh

Canadian Studies Program at Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Canadian Studies Program at Plattsburgh State University of New York.

— Bennett said the host families will need to provide their guests with accommodations, breakfast, possibly transportation to the campus and a light dinner during the 12-day stay. The group will arrive in the afternoon July 10 and leave in the morning July 22. The participants will be involved in an intensive curriculum from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

“It’ll be an exciting time for both the hosts and the visitors, with the Mayors Cup being held at the same time there will be a lot they can get out and do at night,” Bennett said.

Bennett said some hosts prefer to take in more than one student or faculty member.

The participating students have never been to the United States before and while they are here will focus on how to make a difference in both the government and community service.

“The kids that are coming must be able to commit to stay in their hometown for at least a year after this program so they can implement a community service program in their hometown,” Bennett said. “The U.S. is one of the leading countries in terms of community services, many other countries believe the government should be just in charge of everything.”

People interested in hosting must submit an application and agree to a criminal background check. Bennett said the committee would like to have all the matches done in early June and asks interested parties to turn in their applications by the first week of June.

For more information about the hosting opportunity contact Bennett at 564-2160 or theresa.bennett@plattsburgh.edu.

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