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Diane Haberstroh writes from Bohemia, New York, Aug 2011

This is what Bohemia, New York, looks like

This is what Bohemia, New York, looks like

I’ve been wondering if there would be any enthusiasm in Hastings for a UK/US Student Exchange Club. New York and Hastings both have a ‘Bohemia’ and I’ve been writing this column in the Bohemia Village Voice for a few years. I know that American teenagers would love to come to Britain and maybe British students would like to visit New York? I see the exchange club being for students from Hastings to come to the US and stay with same-age students and their families in Bohemia NY. Later, the favor is returned and our students come to stay with you!
The overall aim would be to broaden experience for young people and foster greater understanding of our different cultures. Host families would be expected to provide full board and lodging, with the students being responsible for their air fares and spending money. Perhaps part of the stay could be in vacation time and part in term time, the visiting student attending the local school or college along with his or her host student? If anyone is interested in this scheme, whether as a student, host family, potential organiser or other interested party, or has any suggestions or comments please get in touch with the Bohemia Village Voice. [Views are very welcome, especially from those with experience of student exchange. Please write to the Bohemia Village Voice, address on page 3 – ed.]
There’s an interesting article that ran in our local newspaper a few years back. Perhaps the Sayville Rotary Club could get involved, if there is interest. There is no Bohemia Rotary Club, but Sayville is the next town over. Here’s the link: http://www.suffolkcountynews.net/uploaded/SCN%2009-04-08.pdf
Diane Haberstroh, Bohemia, Long Island, New York.

Sooty

Sooty

What’s that Sooty? You want to go to America? Better check that Immigration hasn’t slapped a ban on glove puppets.

 

 

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