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Austrian students need housing for two weeks

FALLBROOK — Fallbrook High School is excited to host 33 high school juniors from St. Poelten, a small town about 30 miles from Vienna, Austria.

The Austrian students will be here for two weeks, from March 23 to April 7. In that short period of time, the Austrian juniors will “shadow” their FHS hosts by going to classes and hanging out on weekends.

The Austrian students, who will be traveling with two of their own teachers, are visiting America to get a glimpse of American culture and refine their English speaking ability.

ASB Director Josh Way, who is coordinating the program through ASB, says, “It’s not only a great opportunity for the Austrian students but also for our Fallbrook students to a get a great glimpse of European culture.”

Fallbrook High School is still looking for families to host the visiting students for those two weeks. Host families are expected to provide the Austrians with housing and meals as well as transportation to and from Fallbrook High. Visiting students will be fully insured and have their own spending money.

Typically it’s one student per family, but in some cases two per family has worked.

A host family meeting will be held about 10 days before arrival, during which host families will receive photos and personal information about their Austrian students. Fallbrook students will be able to get in touch with their Austrian “brothers and sisters” and make plans and arrangements before they arrive.

Those who have questions or are interested in hosting a student may contact Way at (760) 723-6300, ext. 3501, or [email protected] or program coordinator Sabine Huemer at (310) 245-6041 or [email protected].

Online applications can be filled out at Deadline to apply is February 27.


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