Host an Austrian Student for Two Weeks … and help raise money for Carlsbad High School
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Hosting A High School Student from Vienna, Austria
February 22 - March 8

We are looking for families to host a total of 31 Austrian High School students and two teachers who will attend classes at Carlsbad High School from September 12 - 26, 2016. The Austrians are from a high school in Vienna, Austria. Carlsbad High School students of all ages are welcome to host.

With this program we can raise $6,600 for Carlsbad High School ($200 per person hosted) and get a better understanding what life for a teenager in Europe is like! The Austrian students will stay in our area to learn about American culture and lifestyles. They speak English. They will arrive fully insured and have their own spending money.

Host Families provide the Austrians with housing and meals as well as transportation to and from Carlsbad High School. Bedrooms can be shared with same-sex kids (no living room accommodations). Typically, we put one student per family, in some cases two students per family are OK. Families must speak English at home.

Each Austrian student will follow the American host brother’s or sister’s schedule, visit classes on campus, etc., except on designated excursion days (one to two weekdays each week). Families use their evenings and weekends to integrate their visiting teenager as much into their family life as possible. The Austrians are on a school trip with their English teachers and have to work on their own assignments while their host brothers and sisters have to study and do homework in the evenings.

A group coordinator will be available for any questions or concerns before the group arrives and while the group is in town. A host family meeting will be scheduled about 10 days before arrival where host families will receive photos and personal information about their Austrian student.

Carlsbad High School will be able to raise $6,600.00 for this cultural enrichment program! For more information and to sign up, please visit or contact the group coordinator Sabine Huemer, ph (310) 245-6041, email, or Jessie Bullock at Carlsbad High School.  If you can host, please fill out an online application form.