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AFS Seeking Host Families for International Exchange Students

Shout out to the Thetford families who hosted two AFS (American Field Service) exchange students from Italy for the 20221-2022 school year.  We are grateful for their willingness to host TA students and make possible a wonderful exchange year for these students, their families, and our school and community.

Right now, AFS is looking for host families in Thetford for exchange students who have already been approved for admission to Thetford Academy for the 2022-2023 school year.  Hosting an exchange student is great opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life. Hear more about the experience directly from an AFS student and his family at the link.

If you are interested in supporting an exchange student at TA, the next step is to contact AFS USA for more information and to begin the host family application process.  AFS USA will connect you with volunteers in Vermont to answer questions and continue the process. You can reach AFS by email ([email protected]) or by phone (1-800-AFS-INFO, press 2).



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