The International Student Program is still in need of a few more host families for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Hosting an international student is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly immerse your family in an authentic global experience while providing a home for a brave young soul. Every homestay family receives a monthly stipend for room and board.
Penka Slavova, Coordinator of International Student Life, will be offering two informational sessions so that families can learn about the specifics of what hosting entails: Tuesday, April 16, from 8:15-9 a.m., and Wednesday, April 17, from 2:30-3 p.m., in the Wade Science Center, room 110. Please RSVP.
Check us out in the latest issue of the GFS Bulletin on page 5!
In the 2019-20 school year, we will be welcoming four new international students into our 9th grade:
Amalia Matetic is from Santiago, Chile.
Amalia is passionate about singing and theatre. She plans to join the Pennsylvania Girl Choir upon arrival in Philadelphia, as well as participate in as many theatre productions at GFS as possible.
Tong (Taddy) Wang is from Beijing, China.
Taddy loves biology, writing, and music. She is particularly passionate about drumming and the xylophone, and plans on joining the orchestra at GFS.
FengYu (John) Yang is from Tiajin, China, where he has attended an American International School since Pre-K.
FengYu has an older brother at Lehigh University. He is an avid reader and has been named a "peace ambassador" at his Middle School for his great ability to help his peers problem-solve personal conflicts.
Hengzhi (Bill) Yang is from Beijing, China.
Hengzhi loves robotics, coding, and music production. Bill started a band of his own in Middle School with a group of friends and would love to do the same at GFS.
Three of these new students still need a homestay as do two of our returning students. Please consider becoming a host for the 2019-20 academic school year. It's a fabulous opportunity!