International students coming to Trumbull this summer; host families needed

Students from Russia and Germany are coming to the Trumbull this summer to improve their English and experience American family life, through EF Educational Homestay Programs.

Local families are needed to provide a bed, meals, transportation to and from a bus stop and a nurturing environment.

The Educational Homestay local course center is in Trumbull this year, at Christian Heritage School on White Plains Road. Students arrive July 24 and leave August 19.

Educational Homestay is hosting an event June 15 at Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St. for those who are interested in getting involved. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

“The event is open to anyone in the community,” Janet Forbes of Educational Homestay said.

The students attend English classes in the morning and go on field trips in the afternoon. The field trips are planned by the Site Director, Harold Zawadski. Some of the excursions planned for the teens include The Basketball Hall of Fame, Lake Compounce and Yale University. There will be excursions to New York City, as well as Boston. Teens in host families are welcome to join the group on the afternoon excursions around the region.

This is the program’s first year in Trumbull and the organization is hoping that local families will get involved.

“This summer, we will have a bus from Westport and Fairfield to Christian Heritage School, so that our hosts in those communities can still participate,” Forbes said. “It is very convenient for Trumbull residents to host with us, since our students are busy during the day and are available to spend evenings and weekends with their hosts.”

Families are encouraged to drop by June 15 by to meet our program team, mingle with other host families, and learn how you can influence a young life forever. Kindly RSVP to site director: Harold Zawadski 203-258-8585 or at