Hosts sought for students, teachers from China

Forty-five students from Jiangxi Province in China will be in Salisbury to study American culture and the English language from July 22- Aug. 1, and host families are sought to support these young people in having a great experience.

The students have just finished the 7th Grade in China and will be 12 and 13 years old. There will also be several teachers coming with the students from China’s Jiangxi Province. Salisbury is their first stop in a tour of the United States. Students and teachers will be engaged in English instruction and cultural activities such as trips to the beach and the shopping mall, cultural tours of the Salisbury Zoo and Ward Museum, and activities like swimming and baseball as they participate in a program co-sponsored by Wicomico County Public Schools and Forte International Summer Camp Program.

Host families are invited to apply to host one or more guests. All families are welcome to host: Host families come in all shapes and sizes and represent the diversity of America. Host families with their own child in grades 7-10 may also have their child selected to participate in this unique international summer experience.

The group of Chinese students and teachers will be in Salisbury for 10 days. They will arrive at Wicomico High School the evening of Friday, July 22, and depart from there at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug 1. Each weekday morning they will be picked up by a bus for a morning of English and culture classes, followed by organized excursions in the afternoon. Host families pick up the students and teachers at approximately 5 p.m. each day. On Saturdays, Sundays and evenings, the students and teachers will spend time with their host families.

For information or a host family application, please contact Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or, or David Harner at 410-677-4537 or For information about Forte International Exchange Association programs, visit


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