The Mark and Patricia Card family of Riley Twp. is welcoming a new "daughter" for the 2010 academic year.
Karen Verheyden, a Youth For Understanding USA exchange student from Belgium.
Eager to join her host family and become immersed in the community, Karen will live as a true member of the Card family; participating in social activities and events, vacations and daily household chores. In turn, she will also share the culture and customs of Belgium with her host family, friends and fellow classmates.
More than 2,000 American families open their homes and hearts to YFU international students each year. With 65 offices around the globe, Youth for Understanding is one of the world's oldest, largest and most respected international exchange programs. Since 1951, YFU has facilitated more than 240,000 student exchanges across the globe in its mission to prepare young people for the responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world.
Additional information regarding hosting international students through YFU USA is available at
www.yfu-usa.org or at 1-866-4-YFU-USA.
Please call me at the field office at 248-681-7650 for more information.