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Host Families Needed for World Language Interns

Are you interested in learning about a different culture and way of life? For more than 30 years, Brighton has been the only District in our area to host language interns from other countries! The World Language Department at Brighton is currently looking for three host families for our interns for the 2024-25 academic school year, and we hope you will consider!

This program is an incredible opportunity for our students and community. With the help of our interns, we encourage students to become global citizens and have a love for cultural differences throughout their lives. This year, we will be hosting two interns from Spain, one intern from France, and one intern from Germany.

Still interested? Keep reading!

A few details about the program: 

-The interns arrive at Brighton in mid-October and stay through mid-June. During their stay, they will be working with our teachers at Twelve Corners Middle School and Brighton High School to teach language classes and share their culture and first-hand knowledge with our students.

-The interns come to Brighton through the Amity Institute, a non-profit group whose aim is to build cultural understanding. They recruit, thoroughly screen, and sponsor each intern.   

-Each intern is required to purchase medical insurance prior to their arrival

-Host families must be Brighton residents and be able to offer the intern a private bedroom and access to a bathroom (shared is fine)

-Families may host for the full year or half a year.

-Host families also provide meals, except for lunch on school days.

Elvira comes from Valladolid, Spain. She is pursuing a master’s degree in teaching. Elvira enjoys going on walks, spending time with friends, reading, and DIY projects. She is excited to experience American culture.

Emmy comes from Bordeaux, France. She is studying English at a university. Emmy enjoys laughing and talking with friends, playing handball, and is interested in American cinema. Her dream job is teaching French to English speaking students. Emmy is excited to discover new cultures, people, and traditions and share her culture and traditions as well.

Laura comes from Valladolid, Spain. She is pursuing a master’s degree in secondary education. Laura is part of a theater group, loves animals, and her favorite musician is Taylor Swift. She is excited about coming to Rochester to meet her new host family.

Jonas comes from Saarbrücken, Germany. He is studying to become a teacher. Jonas enjoys fantasy books, judo, and traveling.

Click here to read more about the interns.

Thank you for considering this experience with your family! Many families have participated in this program and have made life-long connections with our interns over the years. We hope to hear from you soon!

If you are interested in hosting an intern for next year, please contact Laura Hernandez ( for more information.