"Our family was able to host the very first Amity intern at Heritage Elementary, Raquel. Having Raquel in our home was such a positive experience for all of us. She taught us all about Spain and the different customs and foods that they have there. She cooked her traditional dinners for us on quite a few occasions and she was always willing to help our son with his Spanish. She felt so much like part of our family that we even took her on vacation. It was definitely a wonderful experience for all of us."
-Mieka Bateson, Heritage Elementary
"We loved the experience of having an amity aide in our home. Our aide, Clara, was respectful, kind, and became a fun, important member of our family. She was willing to provide us with some cultural experiences from her home, including foods and holiday traditions. That was very fun for our family. She helped our daughter, who is in the French program, with her language skills. We still keep in contact with her and love that she became such a good friend to us. We would encourage anyone who is thinking about hosting an aide to go for it! You won't regret the experiences it will bring to your family."
-Katie Clark, Providence Elementary
For more information about hosting an Amity Intern, please contact the school Principal or the District DLI Coordinator.
Heritage office: 435-792-7696
Mr. Robins, Principal Heritage Elementary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shauna Winegar, DLI Coordinator: email@example.com
Wanted: Host Families for Amity Interns
Our school participates in a teaching intern program sponsored by Amity Institute that brings foreign teaching interns to the USA. These interns are a wonderful addition to our staff and provide needed help and instruction. The program requires that the interns be hosted by families during their stay, which provides an amazing opportunity for families who wish to participate. We are in need of host families for the 2022-23 school year. Here are details about hosting:
- The host family must provide clean, comfortable accommodations in their home with a private bedroom for the intern. There is no requirement for a private bathroom or kitchen. The host family will also provide meals for the intern (the school will provide lunch for the intern on school days). Host families are also asked to provide daily transportation to the school for the intern. Walking (if the school is within walking distance), biking and public transportation are all acceptable forms of transportation for the intern.
- The host family will not receive any financial compensation for hosting, however, the interns are required to pay for all other personal needs outside of room, meals and transportation to school. The interns receive a $350 monthly stipend and are required to bring additional personal money and health insurance in order to participate.
- Any family in the school community can host and there is no requirement for speaking the intern’s language in the home. These interns come with varying degrees of English proficiency but are all capable of communicating with families and their English only improves during their stay here.
- Host families are asked to host a minimum of one semester (mid-August to end of December and January to May). Families may also host for the entire year. Amity requires that interns be hosted a minimum of 12 weeks, so it is also possible to have three hosts, but we find it harder on the intern to have to move and adjust more than twice during the year.
If you are interested, please contact your school principal or the district DLI Coordinator for additional information.
Can’t host? Please help spread the word to others who might be interested. Thank you!