2710 N. WATER ST. DECATUR, IL 62526 (217) 875-2431

St. Teresa High School is an accredited Catholic college preparatory secondary school serving the Decatur, Illinois area. Sharing in the educational mission of the Church, it is committed to offering excellent education and developing a community of faith. St. Teresa provides a faith-based, disciplined environment which fosters academic achievement, independent thinking, moral integrity, and service to community. more

Foreign Exchange Host/Welcome Families Needed for 2017-2018

St. Teresa High School is looking for families to serve as Host/Welcome Families for potential foreign exchange students from Youth for Understanding USA (YFU www.yfuusa.org)that are interested in attending St. Teresa High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

YFU students are carefully selected according to their maturity, flexibility, academic and extracurricular achievements and dedication to international and civic responsibilities. They are supported throughout their exchange by a professionally trained Area Representative.

Countries of interest:

  • China, Norway & Thailand

Important Dates:

  • June-July: student placement
  • Mid-August: students arrive

Host/Welcome families are asked to provide a loving home environment, room and board, and transportation arrangements to and from school and activities. Your host son or daughter will become a part of your family; you will be able to share your unique family culture with them while learning about their cultural traditions in turn. YFU encourages each family to treat the student as ‘one of their own’, providing food, a bed, and most importantly, friendship and encouragement.

$1,000 tuition credit per household available for Host Family – multiple opportunities available.

If interested, please contact Principle Larry Daly for additional information ASAP:




Phone: (217) 875-2431 (main office)
Fax: (217) 875-2436

Email: stadmin@st-teresahs.org


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