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Hosts needed for one year for foreign exchange students at CLC

Hosts needed for one year of foreign students at CLC

Eighteen students from Central American and the Caribbean need hosts for the first year (2012-13) of their two-year educational commitment at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

The business management students are expected to arrive in early August and be enrolled toward associate in applied science degrees before returning to their homes with new leadership and organizational skills.

The students will be housed together the second year in apartments near the campus.

Nine male and nine female students ages 18-23 were selected through the federal Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program.

Erich Heppner, director of student life at CLC, said families interested in hosting a student should contact him at 855-8260 or email to discuss considerations for language, space, transportation and a monthly stipend.

Students selected for CLC from Mexico are Kenia Yareli Curachure Mojica and Juana Maria Camacho Ortiz, both age 18; and Tomas Ruiz Enriquez, Rosenberg Rojas Ruiz, both 19; from El Salvador are Maria Hernandez, 19; and Wilfredo Contreras and Jose’ Navarro, both 18; from Nicaragua are Jose’ Tijerino, 18, Roberto Gonzalez, 19 and Jordana Zuniga, 20; from Guatemala are Lesvia Morales, 22, and Edgar Rolando Tiu, 23; from Haiti are Pierre Jn Baptiste and Guerlin Bonamy, both 22; from Dominican Republic are Nancy Melendez, 20, and Rosa Paulino, 23; from Honduras are Leyla Castillo and Joselyn Velasquez, both 18.

Central Lakes College is the only Minnesota school in 2012 to be funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The college received a $604,737 grant. The SEED scholarships provide training to youth and community leaders from economically disadvantaged and historically under-served populations, including women and ethnic/indigenous groups. The goal is to enable the students to become change agents in their countries’ development.

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