Sunday, August 12, 2012

The local newspaper published this article.
Thanks to all the families for your participation and support! We had a wonderful time this summer.
Here is an article published by Brian Nelson. One of our host parents.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We still have several girls looking for homes in the St Augustine area. The girls are 15 and 16 with a variety of interests. We have a dancer who enjoys walking her dog,a surfer who likes to roller blade,  a horseback rider and a girl who is into photography and baking! Do you have room in your heart and home to welcome one of these students to our area? Please contact Susan James at or 904-806-1392. Students arrive on July 1st and are here for 27 days in July. Host families provide a bed, meals, limited transportation 2 days a week and a warm friendly environment. All students speak English and come with their own money and insurance.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Still looking for many homes in the St Augustine and surrounding communities. Can you help by hosting a Spanish student for 27 days in July? If you would like a reference from a previous family regarding this program and the experience, please contact me at 904-806-1392 or

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Need 9 more families

Please join us for education summer program which promotes family quality time! Looking for 9 more homes. Host families provide a bed, meals, limited transportation and a warm supportive environment to Spanish teens ages 14 - 17 coming to the St Augustine area on July 1st for 27 days. Students come with their own spending money and medical insurance and are anxious to experience the life of a typical American teen! All students speak English and attend 2 field trips a week. Host families are welcome to come along at group discount pricing.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

17 Students left to be placed in homes, please contact me today!

We are in need of  17 more homes, many are contemplating so if this is something you are interested in for the summer please contact me today, so you have a chance to get on the listing to pick your student! Host families provide a bed, meals and limited transportation to the bus stop or meeting place, twice a week.
When you choose to host an exchange student, prepare to embark upon a unique and exciting journey. Day to day dinners or traditions become brand new experiences with a fresh perspective and insight! These young people carry their heritage and values across the ocean with hope of living, learning and sharing with an American family!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Last Years group at Universal Studios Orlando


July 2012 schedule

·        Arrival Sunday,  July 1st at 4:55 Orlando, ETA St Augustine 10:00 PM
·        Monday, July 2nd Ghost and Gravestone private charter tour 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
·        Friday, July 6th shopping at St Augustine outlet malls 6:00 PM – 9:00PM
·        Sunday, July 8th Welcome Party for students and families 4:00 pm at the Royal St Augustine Country Club, Highway 16, St Augustine.
·        Tuesday, July 10 Sea World
·        Thursday, July 12 Bowling at Anastasia Lanes 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
·        Monday, July 16 Daytona Water Lagoon
·        Wednesday, July 18th Concert by the Sea, St Augustine Pier 6:00 PM – 9:00PM
·        Friday, July 20th Universal Studios
·        Monday, July 23rd Farewell at the Meeting Room in Ponce De Leon Mall, there will be a DJ and light dinner served.
·        Tuesday, July 24th Tour the Pirate Museum  4:00PM then downtown St Augustine souvenir shopping
·        Friday July 27th, return to Orlando airport flight leaves at 8:00 PM

Need 25 families in the Northeast Florida area for this July 2012


Step to USA is a 27 day program for students from Spain ages 14 to 17. This is a great program for families with younger children as it’s a great way to start off the summer with a responsible teenager in the home. Enrich your life with an exceptional young person and open doors to learn about a new culture. Hosting can change your world!

You do not need to have children to host. Host families provide a bed, meals, limited transportation and a warm supportive environment. Students all speak English, come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Students are expected to have chores and be treated as a family member not a guest.

Students arrive on Sunday, July 1st in Orlando and will be bussed to the Northeast Florida area to meet their host families.  We are looking to place students from the Jacksonville area to Daytona. There will be a van service to help with transportation. The return date is July 27th. Students attend 1 all day and 1 half day field trip a week. Host family members are welcome to come along at group discount pricing. We will be visiting local sights as well as Universal Studios, Sea World and Daytona Lagoon. Bus transportation is provided for these field trips as well as airport transfers.

 Interested host families can contact community coordinator Susan James at
904-806-1392 or  Susan has personally hosted 18 students over the past 15 years. Spanish students are very good role models for today’s teens. They are responsible, gracious and thrilled for the opportunity to come to America to live in an American home! If you have room in your heart and your home, would you please consider opening your home to a young person from abroad?