International Student Placements is seeking host families for foreign students who are attending local colleges.

The placement organization is a 14-year-old organization based in the San Francisco Bay area.

As home hosts, a family provides a private bedroom, meals and lots of “tender loving care,” according to Frances Sotcher, area coordinator for the placement group.

In exchange, the student pays the family $750 a month for room and board.

“We have several international students who are enrolled in Santa Monica College this fall and we need an equal number of homes for them to stay in,” Sotcher said.

“It can be a very rewarding experience.”


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