About 6 months ago, I began working with Dr. Matko Marusic of the University of Zagreb to assist Croatian high school students who wish to spend 2 to 4 weeks visiting the U.S. In fact, we established a basic web page: http://croatianstudents.cjb.net. These visits have been extremely rewarding for both students and host families.
Recently, Dr. Marusic contacted me regarding a Croatian college student, Tihomir Matecevic, who would like to spend a month living with a U.S. family this summer. Although his English is weak, he is eager to learn. He comes from a relatively poor family in Slavonia, and now lives in Zagreb where he studies Physics. He is able to pay for his airline ticket, but is understandably short on cash and would like to earn his keep and a little pocket money while here. Perhaps the ideal situation would be a family who could use help around the house caring for children or the elderly or with general housework or yard work.
If you or someone you know is interested in hosting Tihomir or in simply learning more, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pass this message on to others as well. Hvala vam.