UCCI seeking homes for exchange students

The University College of the Cayman Islands is inviting residents to host foreign exchange students.

UCCI has exchange student agreements with Canadian colleges Lambton College in Ontario, Mount Royal University in Alberta, Mount Saint Vincent University and Nova Scotia Community College, both in Nova Scotia; the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany and West Chester University in Pennsylvania, U.S.

Kristel Sanchez, director of marketing, at UCCI, said university president Roy Bodden expects at least two students from each institution will visit Cayman annually, beginning this fall.

“UCCI students who have gone to Lambton and Mount Royal in the past lived in dormitories,” Ms. Sanchez said. “As UCCI does not have such facilities, the president is trying to establish a roster of families who can host visiting students with hopes of enabling them to experience the richness of Caymanian culture and for the German students especially, an opportunity to practice English language skills.”

UCCI is inviting residents interested in hosting students, both male and female, to attend a meeting at the college’s Cascade Room on Tuesday, June 30, at 4 p.m.

UCCI has exchange student agreements with colleges in Canada, Germany and the United States.