Rochester families have opened their homes to six exchange students visiting the region.July 12, 2014 3:37am
Exchange students (from left) Robert Perulli from Italy, Yatinda Soni from India, Corrado Mapelli from Italy and (right) Cantug Sugun from Turkey with Rochester hosts Megan Fuller and Kate Lee. Photo submitted
Five district families will spend the next two weeks hosting six exchange students from around the world.
Rochester Lions Club’s youth exchange program sees the students, aged 17 to 21, stay with the Lee, Fuller, Pearson, Windridge and Wareham families for three weeks before spending a week at a Lions camp.
Kate and Travis Lee, who are hosting Robert Perulli from Italy and Cantug Sugun from Turkey, said the students landed last week.
‘‘We took them straight to Seymour to watch Aussie rules and netball before they caught up on sleep and settled in with their new Aussie families,’’ Mrs Lee said.
‘‘It’s been a great experience so far.’’
The families will take the students to watch a football match in Melbourne on Sunday, while the Lions club will host a dinner for them on July 16.
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