Southwest Tennessee Community College

July 21, 2006

For more information, contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS LOOKING FOR A HOME DURING HIS YEAR AT SOUTHWEST
Written by Pat O’Brien


Florian Lieb is coming to Memphis to study electronic communications at Southwest. And he’s looking for a host family for his year away from home.

Florian is 21, speaks English “pretty well,” and is a “bit shy at first,” according to the bio forwarded to Debbie Hunt, International Programs coordinator at Southwest. At home he lives with his parents and two younger siblings. He likes soccer, beach volleyball, squash and music, and is interested in American history. He likes kids, and “just like home” for him would include youngsters in the household. He is a non-smoker, is allergic to dust and has seasonal allergies.

Host families supply home, food, love, companionship, culture and lifestyle. “Our exchange students come for a good education but learning how to ‘live American’ is tops on their list of things to do here” according to Hunt. Florian will have the use of a car, so transportation is taken care of. He will arrive in Memphis August 20 and will be here until early July, 2007.

Families interested in offering Florian a home for the 2006-2007 academic year can call Debbie Hunt at (901) 333-4556 or 685-6946 or, best way, e-mail her at dhunt@southwest.tn.edu .

The German exchange student program is coordinated through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals, a joint program between the two governments, designed in 1983 to ease any tensions remaining beyond World War II.