Step 1 of 3 - HOST PROGRAM OVERVIEW 33% VISTAS IN EDUCATION Vistas in Education was founded in 1976 by educators committed to expanding international understanding and friendship. Since that time, we have organized tours and Family Stays for American students in France, and coordinated this summer host program for French students coming to the United States. VIE’s programs have become increasingly well known among French teachers and American families, all of whom have contributed to the success of this unique intercultural experience. Additional information on the Minnesota Host Program can be found on our homepage and 'Hosting a French Student' main page. When can we host?You can welcome a French student for 2-3 weeks during July or August. The dates for the Minnesota Host Program this year are: March 8 - 20 July 6 – 27 July 13 - 30 August 2 - 23 We ask that each family indicate a first, second, third and fourth choice in their Host Family Application. Only indicate dates you will be able to host and leave any others blank. Please let us know immediately if your preferences change after you have submitted your application. HOW TO APPLYIf you are interested in sharing your home with a French teenager, please respond as soon as possible; we give priority to the early applications when matching a French student with an American student. Who is eligible to host?All American families are welcome to apply for this program. It is not necessary to speak French. The students who come usually have a fair level of English. We do require that you have a teenager at home, as it makes integration into the family much easier for the French student. Most important is: the true desire to have a foreign student in your home an openness and willingness to share an interest in learning about other cultures a warm, welcoming family environment a commitment to friendship and international understandingWho are the French Students?Participating French students are between the ages of 12 and 18. They have all studied English for varying lengths of time. They are screened by our Paris office and selected based on their demonstrated maturity, understanding, and a willingness to learn not only English, but also to learn about Americans and American culture. They will be prepared before the trip with orientation materials that cover common cultural differences.What if we need assistance?A French chaperone will accompany the students from France and will be available during the stay to help as needed. The VIE office in Minneapolis will be also be available at all times to help ensure a wonderful experience for all involved. Will our French student have insurance?The French students have full medical and liability coverage. You will be given details and procedures before their arrival. ORIENTATIONIn late May or June, VIE will hold orientation meetings for all hosting families. You will be matched as carefully as possible with a French teenager of approximately the same age and similar interests as your son or daughter. At this meeting, you will receive a letter of introduction, including photo and address, from your French student so that you will be able to correspond with the student before his/her arrival. Save and Continue Later 2019 MN HOST FAMILY APPLICATIONHosting American Parents :HOME ADDRESS*CITY*STATE*ZIP CODE*HOME TEL*EMAIL (Most checked)* (VIE will email important information. Please check this email daily.) PARENT 1 NAME*PARENT 1 OCCUPATION*EMAIL* CELL*PARENT 2 NAMEPARENT 2 OCCUPATIONEMAIL CELLHosting American STUDENT :First & Last Name*Gender*FemaleMaleOtherBirth Date*Month123456789101112Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971197019691968196719661965196419631962196119601959195819571956195519541953195219511950194919481947194619451944194319421941194019391938193719361935193419331932193119301929192819271926192519241923192219211920Student CellStudent email* School*French Teacher or Language Teacher*YOUR MAIN INTERESTS OR HOBBIESFirst*Second*Third*Favorite Music*Instruments You Play*Sports You Play*Artistic Activities You Do*WHICH ADJECTIVES DESCRIBE YOU?* Shy Energetic Outgoing Open Independent Mature Talkative Quiet WHICH ACTIVITIES DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR FRENCH STUDENT?* Swimming Basketball Soccer Cycling /Skating Camping Horseback riding Golf Dance (Ballet, jazz, etc.) Boating Tennis Theater / Film Museums Shopping Cooking Computer/Video Games If the hosting American student will be working while the French Student is visiting, what do you expect their work schedule to be?*PLEASE ATTACH A FAMILY PHOTO TO YOUR APPLICATION!(i.e. jpg, gif, png, pdf)WHO WILL BE LIVING AT HOME WHILE THE FAMILY IS HOSTING?*Please list name, age, gender and relationship of everyone in the household.WHICH ADJECTIVES DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY?* Active Athletic Outgoing Affectionate Intellectual Stay-at-home Quiet Religious Close-knit Academic WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY LIKE TO DO TOGETHER?*Does anyone in your home smoke (indoors or outdoors)?*YesNoDo you have pets (how many)?Dogs*Cats*OtherHas anyone in your family ever been accused of or convicted of a felony?*YesNoIf yes, please attach letter of explanation.* Save and Continue Later HOST FAMILY REFERENCES :Please list two adult references who know your family very well (adult friends or neighbors, not relatives). Please notify your references that we will contact them. 1) Name*Daytime Phone*Relation*Evening Phone*2) Name*Daytime Phone*Relation*Evening Phone*DETAILS:We would prefer:*BoyGirlEitherAge range preference*If you requested a girl, would you be willing to accept a boy if no girls are available?*YesNoStudent will:*have own roomshare room withIf sharing a room, with whom?***STUDENT MUST HAVE A SEPARATE BEDPlease rank your hosting date preference from 1-4 (or leave blank if date is not possible)(Please Note: We have many more students to place in July than in August) Availability to Host* March 8 - 20 July 6 - 27 July 13-30 August 2-23 Please check the box for all programs your family is available to host a French student.Please put your availability in order, starting with your most preferred set of dates (1st choice, 2nd, etc.)*How did you learn about VIE's Host program?* By checking this box, I verify that this information is true Parent’s Signature*Date*Month123456789101112Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971197019691968196719661965196419631962196119601959195819571956195519541953195219511950194919481947194619451944194319421941194019391938193719361935193419331932193119301929192819271926192519241923192219211920Has your family hosted a student with VIE in the past?*YesNoIf so, when?If so, will you be hosting the same student as a previous year?NoYesEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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