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Host Families for Vegetarian Exchange Students Wanted

Posted on June 24, 2013 by The VRG Blog Editor

We received this note from Kelsey Maloney at PAX. Note: If you live in Baltimore, Maryland and are interested in hosting vegetarian exchange students, you can contact Meredith Safford at 410-382-5359 or email

Good afternoon! My name is Kelsey Maloney and I work for PAX. PAX- Program of Academic Exchange is a Department of State designated nonprofit international high school exchange organization. Each year PAX facilitates in the placing of some of the best students from over 70 countries around the world. Students are given the opportunity to study in the US for one academic school year, thus promoting cross-cultural learning.

I am writing to you today to share with you a unique opportunity in which I hope you will share with your members. We are currently looking for host families that can accommodate vegetarian students for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic school year. We at PAX feel the best suited families for these students are those who are familiar with a vegetarian diet and lifestyle. All of our students have gone through tremendous screening and have interviewed at length to be admitted into our program. Students come with full medical insurance and are responsible for all personal expenditures. We ask that host families provide living arrangements, a suitable study environment, and participation in family meals.

Hosting is a unique and rewarding experience that builds bridges, creates life-long friendships, and connects the world one family at a time. This is an opportunity to experience a foreign culture right in the comfort of your own home!

If you know anyone interested in hosting for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year please pass this information along.

For additional information I encourage you to visit our website at

I have also attached a “quick link” about host families below:
Host family Q&A

Thank you so much for your time, help, and consideration.

With the greatest appreciation,
Kelsey Maloney

1 to “Host Families for Vegetarian Exchange Students Wanted”

  1. isma says:

    Dear Sirs,

    We are Elena and Ismael, a spanish young couple with our daughter Paula who is 5 years old. We observe there are in the spanish scholar system -mainly in primary education-, several situations with which we are disappointed. We have decided to educate her in other country with more reasonable educational standards and with social and institutional patterns of respect to the social function of the schools and the teachers.

    So, the best way to get an international perspective and learn from other cultures is an immersion experience. As a family we are open to live in other country and assimilate the values and habits of the families with which we become neighbors and friends.
    If a vegetarian family need another family to take care of their beloved ones children, elderly people, special needs people

    Elena and I are vegan and can cook different food styles, arabic, mediterranean, thai meals.

    We are swim instructors, Elena is a draughtwoman and I am a GP also.

    Currently, Paula is in her third year of scholar education, previous to Primary School. As a family we could to help you to take care of your children and educate our daughter there too.

    Thank you beforehand for your kind attention.


    Dr. Ismael Forcada, MD

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