World Heritage Family Newsletter
North Central Region :: Winter 2015
Warm Holiday Wishes!
Go Abroad with World Heritage!
Jodi Kiefer Scholarship
In memory of Jodi Kiefer, dedicated advocate for the ASSE & World Heritage Exchange Programs for over 25 years, the Kiefer Family wishes to keep her legacy alive. Through the Jodi Kiefer Memorial Scholarship, the Kiefer family is giving one American student the opportunity for an exchange year abroad in the
2016-17 school year.
The Jodi Kiefer Memorial Scholarship covers 100% of the year program fee, monthly pocket money, one field trip in the host country and complete airfare costs. Scholarships will be chosen by merit and proof of financial need.
Jodi believed international student exchange makes the world a better place one student at a time.
Walter Danielson Scholarship
Covers 100% of the program fee for the academic year program, pays for the domestic airfare, provides $250 USD pocket money as well as one field trip in the host country.
There are also a number of scholarships available, which cover approximately 90% of the program fee
**Applicants must be between 15 and 18.5 years old at departure and have a minimum of a 3.4 GPA.
Applications must be received by March 1st, 2016. Submit Preliminary Application online at
Keeping busy over holiday breaks is a great 'cure' to holiday induced homesickness.
Student accidents and Injuries as a result of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, ATV’s, any two or three-wheeled motorized vehicle, snowmobiles, and/or sport watercraft such as wave runners, jet skis or other powered devices will NOT be covered. WHETHER DRIVING or RIDING
Nan from Thailand
Sawasdee Ka, "Hello" from Thailand--land of smiles! Chattraporn, who goes by Nan, is a 17 year old who lives in Thailand with her parents, younger brother and grandmother. Nan loves to read and really enjoys, 'Manga,' "Manga is basically a comic book." Most of her free time is spent reading. She enjoys talking about what happens next in Manga with her friends. Nan also has a passion for music and cooking, she is looking forward to cooking around your home. "I hope you like Thai food!" Nan would also like to learn how to cook American food. Around the house, Nan is used to doing chores. Everyone in her family has their own chores, Nan usually mops the floor and does the dishes. Ever since Nan was young she has dreamed of going to the United States. She has heard details from her friends exchange trip to Oregon and everything she hears makes Nan want to go even more. Nan knows that going to America will improve her English and it will be a great opportunity to learn about the culture.
Lasse from Denmark
Lasse is a 15 year old young man from a small town in Denmark--there he lives with his parents and older sister and dog. Lasse has spent a lot of time training his dog and is proud that after a year of training her to 'play dead,' she will actually do it. He also walks his dog every morning and afternoon and helps with chores around the house. Lasse attends a private school, he has many good friends who he spends time with almost every day after school. Lasse spends a lot of his time playing soccer "football" in the 'Elite League.' "The league is the best league under 15 in Denmark." He has been playing soccer for 10 years, "soccer is a big part of my life." When Lasse is not busy playing soccer he also enjoys playing sport video games with his friends. Lasse hopes to gain some life experience by spending his school year in the US. "It has always been a big dream for me to visit the US." To help Lasse prepare, he has taken a job at the supermarket, but he hopes to find a job where he can have more than a few shifts per week. Upon completing his school year abroad, Lasse plans on finishing school and then joining the police school. "If everything goes as planned, I will eventually become a police officer." "I look forward to meet my coming host family."
Apolline from France
Apolline is a 15 year old and the eldest in her family of 5 children. Her family lives together in a large city in France with their dog and rabbit. Her family & friends describes her as mature , polite, kind, discreet and enjoyable." When Apolline was 10 years old she told her mother she dreamed of living in an English speaking country, that continues to be her goal and you can help that come true! At school, Apolline's schedule is nearly full with various classes--however, her class is specialized in English. "We follow a bilingual process with six extra hours of English.." Her favorite subjects are the languages, English, Spanish and Italian. Apolline participates in tennis and likes to do things with her hands; such as, drawing, fimo clay, writing and cooking. She also loves shopping & fashion, Apolline and her friends enjoy going together, "have fun and speak about lots of topics; it is always a good time!" Apolline has spent some time babysitting for different families in Spain and London, "these were great experiences to learn patience and responsibility." Apolline knows that traveling to the USA is the best way to experience the culture, habits, and see the way Americans live and talk. "I am really excited to meet you!"