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As Elk County Catholic High School prepares to welcome a small group of Chinese students for the 2014-15 school year as part of its International Students Program, the school is seeking to meet with those interested in becoming host families.
Local families would host students in their homes for 10 months beginning in mid-August through the end of the school year. A $5,000 stipend is being offered to each family to compensate for meals, boarding, utilities, and transportation.
"We want to bring it out to the public so they have a better understanding as to what this program is," said Kim Schlimm, director of international students. "I think it can be appealing to a lot of families."