Friday, May 22, 2009

Bringing The World Here

We're happy to pass on this request from a Columbia Talk correspondent:

I am a community coordinator for a very interesting program, PAX (Program of Academic Exchange), which brings high school students from over 40 different countries here for an exchange year. The students are chosen to participate in the program based on their academic ability, maturity level and English skills. They also come with monthly spending money, health insurance and an active coordinator (me!) who works closely with them to maximize their exchange experience.

Over the next month, I will be looking for people who are interested in hosting our great students coming to Howard County next year. This is an incredible opportunity to ‘bring the world in’ and be part of a culture that no trip could ever provide. Host families come in all shapes and sizes, and do not need to have children in the local high school.

I would greatly appreciate your assistance in spreading the word or talking up the program. I can provide more information or a brief blurb about the program to insert online. Similarly, if there are others you know of that you feel would already be interested in this type of opportunity, please feel free to forward my message.

Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my message, and for your continued support of community activities and awareness in Howard County.


Nicole Modeen Hark

Cluster Leader, Howard County, MD

PAX – Program of Academic Exchange

Nicole says you can reach her at Or call 803-479-0275.

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