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Press Release - 17 May 2005

Local families needed to house French students

People in the West Country willing to provide accommodation for postgraduate engineering and IT students from France for six weeks are being sought by the University of Bath.

The students, aged 20 to 24, come from the Institut des Techniques d'Ingenieur de l'Industrie based in Nantes, and will be undertaking work experience with local employers during their stay in the UK.

Having the opportunity to live with a local family allows the students to practice their English conversation skills and to take part in British family life.

The University is looking for families in Bath, Swindon, Devizes, Frome, Corsham and Midsomer Norton areas who can offer friendly and welcoming accommodation for six weeks from 4 June to 17 July.

The programme, called the Module Anglais, is run by the University's Division for Lifelong Learning.

Rachel Owens, the Project Coordinator, said: “Families who have participated in the past have found the experience extremely rewarding.

“As well as being generously remunerated, hosting offers families the chance to broaden cultural horizons and strengthen ties with our nearest European neighbour.”

Those interested should ring 01225 386146 or email as soon as possible.

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