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UWFox Offer 'Host Family Information and Recruitment' Presentation

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is offering the opportunity for area individuals and families to come to the Menasha campus to find out more about being a “host family” for international students that would live in the community while attending UWFox during the 2005-2006 academic year. On Monday, December 13, the presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the campus’ Emeritus Room.

“We’re inviting those interested to join us for an informational meeting on the role of host families in our international student program,” according to Teresa Pleger, the coordinator of the acclaimed Youth For Understanding (YFU) program as well as the International Board of Research and Exchange (IREX) program

“Several of our current international students will be at the presentation as will members of their local host families. This year, we have students from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Switzerland,” said Pleger.

UWFox campus dean Jim Perry is expected to be present at the meeting to talk to those in attendance. Rhonda Uschan, Assistant Dean for Student Services will also be available to answer questions, as will the campus’ Multicultural Coordinator, Pa Lee Moua.

“The meeting is designed to provide prospective host families and individuals with the opportunity to hear, first-hand, about the international student programs that we have at UWFox. We feel that these programs are so important and that the host family plays a significant role in making the entire cultural exchange possible,” she elaborated.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For those wishing to attend the presentation and to obtain more information about the “Host Family Presentation,” interested families and individuals can contact Pleger at 920-832-2652 or email her at teresa.pleger@uwc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, between S. Oneida St. on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441. Free parking is available on the west side of the campus.

Posted 11/22/2004