Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

Roosevelt students post with international students visiting from Côte d'Ivoire

Roosevelt High School has been invited to participate in an exciting cultural program in partnership with the Youth Ambassadors for Community Service program to host students from France for a week. In return, Roosevelt students will head to France for a week next year.

Nine French participants will be visiting Roosevelt High School the week of October 28 – November 4, 2017.  Five Roosevelt students will be participating in France for two weeks beginning at the end of January 2018.

The school is looking for parents of Roosevelt junior and students students willing to host the students at their homes for the week. It's a great opportunity for the students from both countries and the host families.

The host families would be responsible for:

  • Hosting a French student beginning 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28 and staying with the family until November 4, 2017. 
  • Getting the French student to Roosevelt HS from Monday, October 30th to November 3rd to participate in various classes and activities planned by the school and Mr. Julian Hipkins, the Global Studies Coordinator
  • Picking the student up from Roosevelt each day
  • Including the student in your family activities over the weekend and in the evenings

If you want to participate, email the volunteer host coordinators
udith RaakKathy Byrd or Barbara Whitney.

Here's more info about the Ambassadors program:

The Youth Ambassadors for Community Service is one of the most important cultural programs offered by the U.S. Embassy in Paris.  High school students from the Washington, DC area will participate in a bilateral program jointly offered and fully funded by the U.S. Embassy in France and GCET, the French General Commission for Territorial Equality.  The reciprocal exchange aims at strengthening Franco-American friendship and bringing together young people from both countries to broaden cultural horizons of participants and foster community service in young people. 

Fifteen US high school students will participate in a cultural exchange in France.  Before the trip to France, students and chaperones will participate in two and a half days of training at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

During the two-week trip to France, students will lodge for one week at an auberge in Paris, France, followed by a week immersed in a French regional high school. During their second week, students will live in host family homes.  During their two weeks, Youth Ambassadors will travel by a variety of means, not limited to the following: airline, train, metro, metro bus, motor coach, and private family vehicles.

Costs for meals, transportation, lodging, sightseeing, scheduled activities and training will be provided by the organizers.