Thai – American Homestay

Homestay 2019 Fact Sheet

About Mr.George Carroll
Mr.George Carroll is a teacher and the director of Pudgimelon Education Services. With more than 12 years experience, he is an expert in teaching English for young learners. The center is located in Bon Marche Market Park, Bangkok.
Mr.George comes from Valders, WI, a small village of about 900 people in Wisconsin. Mr.George graduated in Philosophy from St.Norbert College, De Pere, WI. He then continued his study in Boston College, and worked as IT consultant for Boston College, before dedicating for Thai education in Thailand.

American Homestay Program
We have been taking Thai students to exchange their experience and culture in the US every year since 2010, in the hometown state of our director, Mr.George Carroll. What makes our program different is Mr.George and an assistant will accompany and take care of your kids throughout the trip. Your children will be staying with the best host families. Therefore, we are firm that they will get long-lasting friendship along with new experience and culture.

Places
Wisconsin is a state north of Chicago, next to Great Lakes. Wisconsin is a quiet and safe state with fresh air, where the geography is mostly farm. It is also ranked as the best place to live in, with best families, schools, and neighbors.
The host families and schools in this program are in the area of 50 km. around Mr.George’s house, which take less than 30 mins of transportation.

Schools
In our program, students are joining normal classes at school for 4 weeks. With only 1-2 Thai students in school, they get a chance to meet new friends and tag along with school-assigned buddy or host siblings.

Qualifications for students joining this program
– Student aged 10-14 (Grade 4 – 9)
– Good English Skills
– Hold a valid US visa

Schedule
We are leaving in the last week of March and returning in the first week of May, with the total of 6 weeks.
1st Week: New Holstein, WI
– Orientation: Students stay together to adjust to new environments with Teacher George.
– Cheese Factory and Farm Tour
– Bowling and Skating
– Meet and Greet with Thai students in Wisconsin
– Many other activities

2nd-5th Week: Wisconsin
– Students stay with their host families and go to school with American friends
– Milwaukee Brewers Baseball (with host families)

6th Week: Chicago
Travel around Chicago with Thai friends for 3 days and 3 nights.

Notes: Date and time are subject to change*

Safety
Safety is our priority. Mr.George and the assistant will be traveling and taking care of your children along the trip, and will be staying nearby. We can provide your children with advice and help them solve problems at all time. The host families and schools are carefully selected. They are families we have known for a long time or those schools and churches suggest.

Insurance
We get every students insurance, covering medical fee and hospital room from the traveling date until return.

Weather
The weather is difficult to predict during our trip. The temperature can vary from -10 to 25 degree celcius. It’s quite cold in the first week, but at the end of the trip it’s hot. So the clothes students bring should be adaptable, and not so thick.

Fees
6,300 USD for new family and 6,000 USD for old family.
This includes transportation and residence for 6 weeks, meals, air ticket, insurance, museum fee, and school fee.

Special Offers
Early Bird Special (before Oct 31) -5,000 B
Previous Homestay students -5,000 B
US visa holder -5,000 B
Same family -5,000 B
Deadline November 30

For more information, please contact
Pudgimelon Education Services B303/2 Bon Marche Market Park, Ladyao, Jatujak, 10900
Tel.02-954-2168    homestay@pudgimelon.com, panida@pudgimelon.com
*Pay in Thai baht, using SCB exchange rate(selling price) on the first payment date.

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