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Letter to the Editor: Hosting exchange students a rewarding experience

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opinion Perham, 56573

Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Have you ever thought about hosting a foreign exchange student for the school year? We have hosted kids for many years, and the experience has been fantastic.

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Our new ‘family members’ have come back to visit us, and in fact, our daughter from Spain will be here for three months this winter as she student teaches in Staples. 

There are many students waiting for a chance to come to the U.S. and attend high school. Students come with insurance and their own spending money. You need to provide a bed (shared rooms are okay) and meals. Students are fully able to speak English. 

You can enjoy a lifetime new member to your family if you’re willing to give it a try.

We already have two students placed in Perham to attend Perham High School, and Principal Ehren Zimmerman is willing to take a few more.

Call us at 218-894-2881 for more information.

Robb and Ann Peterson

Staples, MN

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