International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) welcomes Alana Boothe as a new Local Coordinator.
“My name is Alana Boothe. I am a mother to a 4 year old boy, a 6 year old girl and host mom to an 18 year old Italian girl. I enjoy living in Northwest Indiana and have lived here my entire life. I like watching funny animal videos on YouTube with my kids and our Friday Family Film Nights. I think it’s neat learning with my kids while we homeschool. Last year, our family loved hosting our first foreign exchange student and we look forward to hosting students from all around the world. I’m excited to work with student exchange students because I think it’s interesting to learn about other cultures and I love showing my children that the world is big but it’s not THAT big.”
Alana is excited for this new opportunity to work with international high school students and the local families that host them. She feels that having exchange students in our local schools and communities increase mutual understanding and improves relationships between countries. Alana will be working with families and schools in New Carlisle and in the surrounding area.
Alana is currently looking for families that would like to host for the school year of 2019.
Exchange students live as a member of the host family—not a guest or boarder. They participate in family activities, follow host family rules, and help with chores. Students have their own medical insurance and spending money to cover all personal expenses; Host families provide room & board and loving parental guidance to the student. As the Local Coordinator, Alana is available to answer questions, give advice, and provide general support to students and host families throughout the experience. For more information about hosting or working with ICES, please contact Alana Boothe.