Homestay placement, educational workshops and cultural orientations are the focus of the Community Outreach Program. We work with local households and students from various backgrounds.
What are you looking for?
The Community Outreach Program's goal is to create an environment in which both students and families can learn from each other in a warm and safe space. In order to achieve that goal, we work carefully to place students in the best possible homestay. We currently work with about 170 Homestay families from 7 different communities: San Luis, Monteverde, Cerro Plano, Santa Elena, Los Llanos, Cañitas & La Cruz. Furthermore, we enhance the homestay support for the entire stay by providing orientations and team-building activities, culture-shock training on both ends and discussion forums about cultural differences.
Additionally, workshops are part of the Outreach Program. These include, but are not limited to the following themes: Intercultural Differences, Christmas decorations, cloth doll making, quilting, scarf making, cooking, understanding young adults, family budget management, and sexual education.
Every year the Community Outreach program offers teenage students the opportunity to participate in an educational summer camp:
Another important task of Community Outreach has been forming part of APAPNEM, a small non-profit that works with seniors and disabled individuals.
Please visit the following links for further information regarding the Community Outreach Program.
tel. 506-645-5053 ext. 120