Thousands of families welcome their new WEP sons or daughters each year. Why should YOU consider hosting?
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Host families come in all sizes and shapes, with or without children – even single persons can apply. The families are expected to provide meals taken at home, a private room (a room can be shared with a host sibling on short-term programs), and a quiet place to study. The host families are also expected to help their student to adjust to the American life and school. Single parents, retirees and empty nesters are welcome to apply. English has to be the first language spoken in the home.
WEP students are boys and girls who are between 15 and 18 years old. They are at least intermediate-level English speakers, have strong academics, and are very excited to come to the U.S.
WEP European offices screen every applicant for leadership potential and maturity to make sure the student can thrive in a foreign environment. The students are selected as part of a three-step process, which includes an extensive written application, in-person interview, and group evaluations.
WEP-USA wants every student to make the right program choice. For this reason, a group of psychologists are invited to the evaluation meetings to assist with the student selection process. Using a protocol developed exclusively for WEP and refined in recent years, WEP-USA aims to better evaluate the different attitudes and motivations of its candidates. A combination of a test/interview and individual psychological assessment adds a broader insight into the student's personality, in addition to the evaluation of his/her educational achievements and language competency.
As WEP students are international minors, there are a few required steps to ensure the well-being and safety of every participant on the program. Each host family interested in hosting a WEP student is asked to go through the same vetting process on all short & long term programs with WEP-USA:
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