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Exchange Program Needs Area Host Families
Ready for a year in the U.S., foreign exchange students, from left, Carla Hemming, Sarah Herth, Simon Mueller, Annalena Simson and Linda Mbambo are looking forward to immersing themselves in the high school experience. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

Above and Beyond (AnB) Education, a non-profit organization pairing foreign high school students with volunteer host families is currently looking for volunteer host families in the local area.

AnB Education is a leading non-profit sponsor of exchange students and has been developing rewarding relationships between international students and their host families, schools, and communities for over 20 years. AnB Education places students from many countries for semester-long and year-long academic programs.

Students who participate in the AnB program have their own spending money and are fully insured. They attend local high schools in order to learn more about American culture make friends, participate in sports and student activities, volunteer in the community, and most of all - become a lasting member of your family and community.

Anyone interested in hosting or for more information, please contact Carol Berger by calling 209-567-2412, or e-mail Carol at Visit to sign up to become a host family.