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A reciprocal of the Spanish Outbound program, Spanish students 14 to 17 years old will come to the US during September for about 3 weeks to immerse in a local high school. In addition, students will visit key tourist attractions in host and neighboring cities. Students will be single placed with volunteer host families that are required to complete the Host Family Application process, which includes being screened and vetted by NISE and the receiving organization. Some students will be bilaterally placed with families of American students who previously participated in the Spanish Outbound program during spring. Host Families are responsible for providing three meals per day, the student’s own bed, transportation to and from the school (if needed, carpool can be arranged), and love and guidance. In case of any emergencies, NISE staff as well as the receiving agency are readily available to support the program 24/7.

“As a host family we had a chance to show our favorite getaway spots and our city. And got a chance to see these thing again through fresh eyes. This made everyone in the family happy and proud of our little spot in the world. Carmen brought so much joy and excitement to us. She seemed to really enjoy being here.”

-Shauna & Will, 2017 Host Family