ASSE International Student Exchange Programs are seeking local host families for teen-agers coming from other countries to spend the 1991-1992 school year in the United States.

Students 15 to 18 years old are expected from Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and New Zealand.

The foreign students are eager to learn about the United States by living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their host family.

The students, fluent in English, are sponsored by ASSE, a non-profit, public-benefit organization affiliated with the Swedish and Finnish departments of education.

ASSE also cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education and is approved by the New Zealand Department of Education.

The students arrive from their home countries in late August and early September and return home in late June and early July.

All are fully insured, bring their own spending moneyand expect to share in household responsibilities, as well as be included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

The students are screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the exchange student of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays.

Students and families are encouraged to begin corresponding prior to the student's arrival.

ASSE also is seeking U.S. students who wish to go abroad. They should beages 15 to 18 and have a good academic record and the desire to experience another culture and language by living with a volunteer family.

Academic year and shorter-term vacation programs are available.

Information: 876-2499 or (800) 333-3802.

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