HCA is blessed to have international students each year. Within the past eight years students have come to us from China, Macedonia, Japan, Guatamala, Cuba, Venezuela and Korea. Several of these students have already graduated from HCA.
When an international student comes to HCA he or she stays with a host family. Host families make a commitment for one semester or more.
Having a new family member who shares your family's interests is fun! International students are eager to become a true member of their new family, school and community. Each student has a lot to offer. You can introduce your exchange student to Christ by encouraging him or her to take part in activities at your church. Many host families become lifelong friends with their international students. Your children also have the opportunity to learn another language or improve upon a language they are already studying.
When you host an international student he or she becomes part of the family. In general, host families are voluntary and not compensated for hosting international students. The family does receive a monthly stipend to assist with groceries and transportation. As a member of the family, the student is expected to follow the family rules, participate in family activities and contribute to the home environment. The host family provides regular meals. The family is not obligated to cook special meals for the student, but we ask the family to encourage the student to cook dishes from his or her home country.
Contact our Headmaster, William Slater, if you are interested in hosting an international student. He may be reached at 615-824-1550.
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