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Become a Respite Host Family for TA’s International Student Program

Did you know that there’s a way to get involved in TA’s International Student Program without a huge time commitment?

We are looking for new families to join us as “Respite Host Families.” This means that when our regular host families are out of town and a student needs somewhere to stay, we call on our respite families. You might be asked to host a student for a night, a weekend or longer. If you’re not available, we just ask another family on our list.

This is a great way to get to know our amazing international students, with a low level of commitment – and it’s so helpful to the program!



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