Host families for students from Spain needed

By: Staff Report
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Sixty-four American families are needed to host high-school age students from Spain for three weeks this summer.

Debra Maginn, of Roseville, has been organizing these groups for more than seven years and said, “This is the most who’ve asked to come to America this year. Word has gotten out how friendly our families are here.”

The students’ English levels vary, but generally their English skills are outstanding because they’ve been studying English since kindergarten. The students are also fully insured and will have their own spending money.  Host families will only need to provide student food, lodging and some transportation during their stay.

This is a great opportunity for students from other countries to come and experience a “true America” Maginn said. 

By immersing these students with American families, they can not only improve their English, but also catch a glimpse of what being a real American is all about.  It is also a perfect ambassador opportunity for as Americans.

Maginn is a youth coordinator for American Discovery, now in its 21st year. The mission of American Discovery is to connect families and cultures – one family at a time.

If you’d like to help out, you can email Debra at, visit For more information, go to or the American Discovery Web site at, or call Maginn, at 792-0726.