The ASSE International Student Exchange program is looking for local host families.

Participating students are between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of nations.

Host families are encouraged to treat the students as a member of the family, not as a guest. Students are expected to test their language skills as well as experience local culture, according to ASSE.

Students are selected according to academic criteria and have their own spending money, are fully insured for health and liability issues.

For more information, call 1-800-733-2773 or go to http://www.asse.com/