April 19, 2024


Education is everything you need

Student exchange program connects France and Bakersfield


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A group of French teenagers will devote a few months in Bakersfield setting up July 8.

“That way, they can actually experience what the true American life is and not just what you see on [television],” mentioned Caroline Texier.

Caroline is the CEO of the college student trade application Horizons du Monde.

She mentioned the learners vary from ages 14 to 17. The goal is to completely immerse them in the existence of an American loved ones. They’ve already analyzed the English language for many several years but this lets them to seriously apply, and the host people get to understand about France

“When individuals can’t vacation to France, then owning the French arrive to remain in your property is France coming to you,” claimed Caroline.

Holly Kuntz is the method coordinator for Bakersfield. She’s thrilled to welcome the college students to Kern County.

“I like agriculture and I love that we feed the earth, [so] for them to be equipped to come listed here and see what’s that like and practical experience [where] all the food stuff comes from, I feel that that is going to be massive for me to share that with them,” mentioned Holly.

The college students will go on excursions to local areas like Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Tehachapi, and regional places like 6 Flags and Hollywood.

Regional Supervisor Mayde Hurley reported the learners will also get included with nonprofits.

“[My] favorite is [giving] again to the community, heading to [volunteer] at Ronald McDonald Dwelling, traveling to the Bakersfield Customer Centre,” reported Mayde.

Caroline said the plan builds lifelong associations, with host families and pupils even checking out each individual other decades afterwards. She hopes it provides a feeling of unity across the globe.

“We’re all distinctive nationalities and appear from different cultures, but we’re all human beings and it is superb to have individuals hook up and get jointly and comprehend that we’re considerably aside but we’re quite close, and that delivers knowledge of the world and of the folks that compose it,” said Caroline.

Yet again, they will need 10 households to host students July 8-28.

To come to be a host household, there is an software method and numerous demands to meet up with. If you’d like to learn far more or implement to be a host loved ones, connect with (661) 808-8453 or simply click below.

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