July 21, 2006
For more information, contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023
GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS LOOKING FOR A HOME DURING HIS YEAR AT
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.