December 1 2011

Rockford students participate in French exchange program

December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

The French-American Student Exchange Program (FASEP) is offering a new foreign exchange opportunity at Rockford middle schools. The “French Back-To-Back” (FB2B) program is a two-week reciprocal exchange between middle school students in Rockford and Bailly-Romainvilliers, France. Rockford parent, Michelle Williams, is directing the program locally with the full support and cooperation of Rockford Public Schools. Annette Campbell, language teacher at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS), is the school liaison. The FB2B program is fully funded by the participating families. Both ERMS and North Rockford Middle School students and families are welcome to participate. In February 2012, the Rockford team of host families will host 20 French students and their chaperones for two weeks, each French student matched with a separate host family. There are currently 11 seventh and eighth-grade Rockford students confirmed for the FB2B exchange, meaning these American students will then travel in June 2012 to the homes of the French students they hosted in February, a true international adventure! Fundraising efforts are underway to provide an exciting program of both educational and cultural experiences for the French students here in West Michigan. On Monday, Nov. 28 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 20 percent of purchases that day went toward the FB2B program. The Rockford FB2B team is conducting two returnable can drives, December 3 and January 7. They are happy to collect your returnable cans any time before, during or after these formal can drive dates. Contact the team via their Facebook page (Rockford FB2B Program) if you are willing to save cans for them, and they will pick them up. The team is in need of additional host families to provide homes for the French students arriving in February. It’s not too late to apply for the program, either as a host-only family or as a full FB2B exchange student! For more information, please contact Michelle Williams via Facebook (Rockford FB2B Program) or at (616) 874-2774.


December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

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