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Dear Potential Notre Dame Host Family:

Thank you for all of the support you have shown our international students! The community at Notre Dame is extremely welcoming and I am overjoyed to continue working with you! I look forward to continued success in placing our international students in your homes. We have several new students joining us in the fall as well as returning students. Thank you for your consideration in becoming a Twinn Palms Host Family for an international student who will attend Notre Dame Regional High School.

I have attached an Info Pack to give you some details of what this is all about. I would appreciate you taking the time to look through it. Even if this opportunity is not right for you at the moment, I would be appreciate you letting me know of your interest in the future.

Here is an overview of our program:

Hosting a student is an exciting and rewarding experience for your entire family. You and your family will have the chance to establish a wonderful friendship while making a difference in a student's life. Our international students arrive with a desire to learn about everyday life in America, this is an excellent way for them to experience that.

Our host families learn first-hand about a foreign country and its culture from the perspective of an international student. Your family will receive a monthly stipend in the amount of $1000.00 per month for expenses incurred for their student’s stay in your home. Also all students have their own spending money, and full health insurance coverage is provided as part of their tuition.
After you review the attached Info Pack and are ready to move forward, please email or call me so that we can move forward with the approval for hosting. The family will need to complete a screening process that includes the following: an application, profile,designated pictures, a copy of the Driver License of every driver in the home as well as proof of auto insurance for each car, and a W-9.

Once we receive the above information, we will send every member of your household over the age of 18 an e-invite from to have their background check performed. After clearances are obtained I will come by and do an On-Site Visit to get a chance to meet you and your family.

Again, thank you for your interest in hosting an international student with Twinn Palms, and I look forward to receiving your information.

Nichole Buehrle
International Homestay Coordinator
Cape Girardeau, Missouri


Host Family Info Pack