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Monroe County Community College is excited to meet and welcome two new Youth For Understanding exchange students to the college in January 2014!  We are of course looking for host families for these students……..The students will be arriving in early January.  As a host family you can host for just one semester or two.  It is a wonderful cultural experience for all involved, and MCCC is fortunate to be a part of such a successful program!

I have included a  brief profile for each of the students that will be joining us.  If you have further questions about the program, hosting, or either of these students please feel free to contact me.  Also, feel free to pass along this email and my contact information to anyone that you may think would be interested in this awesome experience!  I’d be happy to give more specifics, as well as put you in touch with past host families who can share their experiences.

Simon is 18 years old and is from the French speaking region of Belgium.  He has a dream of working as a film director, and hopes to study film and music.  His academic interests include art, music, computers, journalism, and political science.  He has traveled throughout Europe, as well as to the US in the summer of 2012.  Now Simon  would like to experience the American life by living with a host family.  In addition to French and English, Simon has also studied German and Spanish.  He enjoys working out, basketball, golf, and squash.  His best friend would describe him as someone who is open to new ideas and discovering the world, but also likes to discuss his opinion with others and learn about their views.  Simon looks forward to getting know his new host family!

Sun Ah is 20 years old and from South Korea.  Currently she is attending university in Korea, and majoring in communication design with the hopes of becoming an editorial designer or packaging designer.  She loves spending her free time going to art and design exhibitions, watching movies, drawing, and going on walks.  She and her friends also participate in a local flea market where they sell their hand-drawn, illustrated postcards.  Sun Ah plays the piano and enjoys playing badminton.  She describes herself as shy at first, but is a naturally positive and friendly person.  Her family has hosted three exchange students who she now considers “sisters.”  Sun Ah also has a younger sister that studied in the US, and this has inspired her to study abroad.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


If you are interested in hosting please contact Megan McCaffery-Bezeau at 734-384-4258 or mmccaffery-bezeau@monroeccc.edu

Contact Information
    Megan McCaffery-Bezeau - YFU Coordinator  
   Monroe County Community College  
    1555 S. Raisinville Rd.  
    Monroe, MI 48161  
    734.384.4258  
    mmccaffery-bezeau@monroeccc.edu