Two opportunities to be a host family. Katie Simpson, CHS Teacher and volunteer Community Liaison for TCLP program is looking for a family to host Ms. Yu Wu, a visiting teacher from Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China who will be teaching Mandarin Chinese at Columbia High School (CHS) for the 2018-2019 school year. CHS was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) to host Ms. Wu. As part of our community hosting responsibilities, we need a family to volunteer to serve as the “transitional host family” during Ms .Wu’s first two weeks of arrival. We are also looking for a longer term host family after the transitional period. This is great opportunity to experience Chinese culture and language.
Transitional Host Family (August 10-24, 2018): The transitional host family will host the Mandarin teacher upon her arrival in South Orange-Maplewood on August 10, 2018 for two weeks. This family will help welcome and acquaint her with our community.
Permanent Host Family (August 25, 2018 – late June 2019): We would like to offer the teacher a variety of housing options. One of them will be to live with a host family during the school year. The teacher would need to have her own room, and, ideally, her own bathroom. The family that serves as the permanent hosts will receive a stipend ($1000 per month for private room and bath) for hosting.
If anyone is interested, please contact Katie Simpson at email@example.com