main content starts hereHost families sought for July exchange program

| June 8, 2018

STEP (Student Travel and Exchange Program) is seeking host families from the Mohonasen Central School District Community to welcome an exchange student from Balboa, Spain this summer between July 3 and July 28. Students aged 14-18 will arrive in the Capital Region this summer, and STEP is looking to link exchange students with caring host families.

Students arrive with:

  • Their own health insurance and travel documents
  • Spending money
  • Eagerness to practice and improve their English skills and to learn about life in the United States

Host family responsibilities:

  • Provide a caring home away from home
  • Provide room and board (can share a room with same-gender child)
  • Provide transportation to nearby STEP group activities in the Capital Region or drop-off locations for field trips
  • Provide a unique experience for a foreign student to experience life in an American family

Host families receive a great cultural experience, an opportunity to practice Spanish, a low commitment fun-filled month and a new friend from Spain. 

Families interested in hosting can find more information at the STEP website, and can reach out to Maria S. Pacheco at (518) 312-8251 or