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International Cultural Exchange Services names new local coordinator

International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) welcomes DeAnna Starcer as a new Local Coordinator.

For more information about hosting or working with ICES, please contact DeAnna Starcer at (307)887-6630; dstarcer@icesusa.org.

“My family and I have lived in several states including Colorado, Montana and now Wyoming,” Starcer said. “We love it here as we are surrounded by mountains which provide a beautiful view and many outdoor recreation opportunities. Our oldest son is married and he and his wife live nearby, and our middle child, a daughter, lives in Colorado currently attending college.”

“We as a family love traveling, hiking, fishing, and cooking,” Starcer continued. “We also enjoy card and board games, and love movies. I’m excited to work with exchange students because I enjoy teenagers, love their sense of humor and energy, and love learning about other cultures and providing teens with this exchange experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Starcer is excited for this new opportunity to work with international high school students and the local families that host them. She feels that having exchange students in our local schools and communities increase mutual understanding and improves relationships between countries. DeAnna will be working with families and schools in Star Valley and in the surrounding area.

Starcer is currently looking for families that would like to host for the school year of 2019. Exchange students live as a member of the host family—not a guest or boarder. They participate in family activities, follow host family rules, and help with chores. Students have their own medical insurance and spending money to cover all personal expenses.

Host families provide room and board and loving parental guidance to the student.
As the Local Coordinator, Starcer is available to answer questions, give advice, and provide general support to students and host families throughout the experience.

For more information about hosting or working with ICES, please contact DeAnna Starcer at (307)887-6630; dstarcer@icesusa.org.

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