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International Student Exchange Opportunities (2024)

(1) Youth for Understanding has a few international exchange students needing a host family this upcoming school year beginning in August (2024). See the flyer with a resume for each availble student, or contact Olive Elwell, oelwell@yfu.org.

(2) My name is Audra and I work with CIEE high school foreign exchange students and am assisting a student who will be arriving in August for the 2024-2025 school year.

I am writing to you about the opportunity for a family to host a passionate chess player from Germany named Noah! Noah is a 24-25 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship recipient and we are very proud!

Meet Noah: "I'm a dynamic and enthusiastic person, always up for new challenges. I enjoy sports like soccer and running. My real passion is chess, which I'm also teaching in school. Besides that, I have a strong interest in politics and history. I'm working as a video editor in a German start-up which produces educational content on social media. Although undecided on my future career, I'm interested in the fields of economics and chemistry, as I aspire to make a meaningful impact through my work."

Noah speaks strong English and can attend a local public high school! He will come with his own health insurance and spending money. A host family simply opens their heart and home and provides 3 meals a day.

AUDRA MURRAY / CIEE Senior Placement Manager
600 Southborough Drive, Suite 104, South Portland, Maine 04106
email AMurray@ciee.org, tel +1.207.210.2872, web ciee.org/host/.

Scholastic chess coaches/volunteers wanted

(Posted 10/12/2022) Seattle Prep is looking for a new chess coach! Please email William Liu if you are interested: WLiu@seaprep.org.

This is a paid position. A general outline for a season is below. Practices can be nuanced and I would work with the coach. Students usually practice 3x a week, but both former coaches Dave and Chris were good with holding players accountable for practice but also being flexible enough that they could draw kids that had some other after school commitments. Most of the season is during winter which is good b/c we have the least amount of conflicts with other co-curriculars. They kept it pretty social (though competitive) and encouraged kids who weren't necessarily traditional chess kids to participate.

General notes: Late Oct: practices start, and continue through end of state tournament in March. Early December: Metro starts, Mini-Teams Tournament. January: Metro continues, State Individual at the end of the month. February: Metro concludes. Readying for end of season. Beginning of March: State Team, end of season, team banquet.

Please contact William Liu with questions.