AZ STS Foundation

Yuma, Arizona










Local Coordinator

Victor is a senior member of the Yuma Arizona team.  He is a high school teacher (for around 20 years now) and has been working with international students for over 18 years. When he is not working with students, Victor likes running, walking, and conducting community service activities. He also loves visiting Mexico and is bilingual.



Local Coordinator

Shawnee is excited to be part of the STSF Yuma team!  She is a wife, a mother, a musician and likes to run marathons!

Taking on the World, One Student at a Time

STS Foundation is a Department of State sponsored high school exchange program. We are proud to offer American families the opportunity to become citizen diplomats by welcoming an international high school student into their home. By living as a family member the student learns about the American way of life and host families also experience a new culture.




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How Do I Become a Host Family

✔️Host must be 25 years or older
✔️Pass a background check
✔️Provide 3 meals a day
✔️Ensure reliable transportation to and from school
✔️A bed for your student
✔️A safe and loving home
✔️Students come w/their own spending money & insurance

f you would love to learn a little bit about another culture, have a new experience and give a teenager the opportunity to study in America for the upcoming school year, PM or email If you are not in a position to host someone, help me find a great family for these children – share this post! Thank you in advance, and have a fantastic day! #STSFEXPERIENCE

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