Students at Wellington High School will get an extra lesson in geography this year when they welcome Izan Valenciano, an international exchange student from Spain.
Valenciano arrived in Wellington last month to live with a local host family and experience the American way of life for an academic year.
Valenciano is sponsored by Aspect Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives to bridge cultures through international youth exchange.
Aspect Foundation is always seeking more families who want the experience of hosting an international student.
Exchange students are aged 15 to 18, speak English, and have their own spending money and insurance.
Volunteer host families provide room, board and a loving home environment for a semester or an academic year.
For more information about hosting an Aspect Foundation international exchange student, call Elizabeth Caron at (561) 207-1554, the Aspect Foundation national office at (800) US-YOUTH or visit www.aspectfoundation.org.
ABOVE: Izan Valenciano with host family members Alex and Nicolas Fernandez.