Host families sought for exchange students
Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Durango for the 2014-15 school year.
Host families are needed for the fall semester and the full school year. International Experience USA, the sponsoring program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural and academic exchange.
Exchange student participants undergo an application and orientation process in their home country. Each student is responsible for his or her own spending money and full health-insurance coverage.
Host families may review student profiles at http://usa.international-experience.net. Families interested in hosting must apply by Aug. 15.
For more information, email Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 538-8080.
GED, ESL classes available at education center
The Durango Education Center will offer summer classes for the GED and ESL program from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from July 8 to Aug. 14.
GED classes are only for continuing students during the summer session.
Computer classes will take place from July 21 to Aug. 14. Times and dates will vary.
For a class listing, visit www.durangoedcenter.org.
Gateway to College offers high school diploma
The Gateway to College program will host an information session for the fall 2014 semester at 6 p.m. July 16 in Room 105 of the Commons Building, 701 Camino del Rio.
Students who have dropped out of school and are between the ages of 17 and 20 have a second chance to earn a high school diploma.
The program based at Southwest Colorado Community College gives students a the chance to get back on track toward earning a diploma and college credits simultaneously.
For more information, call 247-2929, ext. 7216.