Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal Kerry Chipchase
HOST FAMILIES WANTED
March 16th, 2017
WAATI/Intercultura Italian Exchange Program
The WAATI/Intercultura Program is a reciprocal exchange program for students of the Italian language in Western Australian schools and students of the English language in Italy.
Students from Italy come to Australia for an eight to nine week stay in early July and September. Western Australian students spend an equivalent amount of time in Italy between late November and late January. In both cases, students are billeted with selected families, who undertake to host the students while they attend school and participate in the general way of life of the family and the community in which the family lives.
Who is responsible for the exchange program?
The exchange program is promoted through the Executive Committee of the Western Australia Association of Teachers of Italian Inc. (WAATI), which is an incorporated professional association. It is a volunteer organisation which promotes the teaching and learning of Italian. The exchange coordinator manages and coordinates the exchange program. The Exchange Coordinator, together with the contact teacher at the secondary school, select and match the host family with a suitable Italian student. In Italy, AFS Intercultura (Siena) selects the Italian students as prospective exchange students to Western Australia.
Please contact Rose Famiano on 9291 1200, for further information.