St Augustine

St Augustine  FL
Memorial Presbyterian Church  
Program runs from: 12/18/2017  to  01/02/2018

Program is running from December 18, 2017 through January 2, 2018!
Sunshine State
We invite you to join us as we celebrate Christmas amid the palm trees and sunshine beside the Atlantic Ocean in northeast Florida. Enjoy the hospitality of 2 host families (one each week) giving you opportunity to get to know Americans and they to know more about you, your country and your culture as you share every day life together. Individual and shared activities are planned that will introduce you to both the modern and historic north Florida and bring you into relationship with a genuinely American community. There will be time for you to prepare a dish from your country--so bring a recipe and/or that special spice that makes the dish authentic, and any cultural items or clothing that will help us know more about your country and you.

“For the 2017 – 2018 program St. Augustine will be accepting six students: 3 males and 3 females from at least three different colleges and from at least 3 different nationalities. in previous years, 2013-2014, 30 applied and only 8 were accepted to the St. Augustine program. St. Augustine CIH progam wishes we were able to house all students who apply, because you are all so talented and have so much to share.”
Enjoy a change of pace, visit the beach, join your host family as they prepare for Christmas in their home, church, and community. Even though we have space for just a few students, there are planned group trips touring downtown St. Augustine--the oldest city in the U.S.(the Spanish landed in 1565) and one zipline admission ($65) and shared meals with other students and host families. Students are expected to pay admission when touring. Another real highlight is sharing days with students from many countries around the world and making new friends with more than American families. Let's begin the New Year together and contribute to peace in a world needing more peace and understanding long into the future.  
Program Size 4
Program Type Home Stay
Accomodations Female Students Only
Clothing Suggestions Layers-sweater or Jacket for evening
Suggested Cash Cash for zipline personal expenses-souvenirs
Program Dates 12/18/2017 to 01/02/2018
Stay Options Entire Program Only (Both Weeks)
Airport Jacksonville (JAX)
Train Depot AMTRAK - Jacksonville or Palatka
Bus Depot Greyhound Bus Lines - Jacksonville
Driving Directions Upon request
Weather Forecast Days can be 60, but nights could drop to low 30’s. Often sunny, but can be cloudy, windy with some rain.
Local Attractions Historical, charming St. Augustine with 2 hour trips travel to Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Blue Springs State Park
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