Students at Virgin Valley High School will get an extra lesson in geography this year when they welcome international exchange students, Christoffer from Denmark, Inigo from Spain, Simon from Germany, and Micaela from Italy.

The students will arrive in Mesquite this month to live with local host families and experience the American way of life for an academic year. They are sponsored by Aspect Foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to bridge cultures through international youth exchange.

Aspect Foundation is always seeking more families who want the unforgettable experience of hosting an international student. Exchange students are aged 15 to 18, speak English, and have their own spending money and insurance. Volunteer host families provide room, board, and a loving home environment for a semester or academic year.

For more information about hosting an Aspect Foundation international exchange student, call Lynette Adams at 435-590-4902, the Aspect Foundation national office at 1-800-US-YOUTH or visit