“Hosting these students has been one of the most rewarding experiences in our Christian lives. Having them come and live with us is incredibly fulfilling.”- Rickey Mosser

Dear friends,

I come to you today with a heartfelt request—one that has the potential to transform lives. 

Premier Education Partners (PREP) seeks Christian families willing to open their hearts and homes to foreign exchange students attending Brentwood Christian School, Concordia High School, Hill Country Christian School, Round Rock Christian Academy, St. Dominic Savio High School, or Westwood High School during the 2024-2025 school year. As a host family, you’ll not only provide a nurturing environment and quality education but also share the good news with these young learners.

Our mission at PREP is to change lives together, and you can play a vital role in this endeavor. By participating, you’ll receive a monthly stipend and hands-on support from our dedicated team. Whether you’re a current host family or considering this opportunity for the first time, your commitment makes a difference.

Continue reading “Host a student in 2024-2025!”

Recently Priscilla and I had the privilege to have a lunch with Rickey & Patti and after lunch, we did an interview! Rickey & Patti have been our host family for 6-7 years and they have hosted five students with two graduated and two more to graduate this year. Their love of these kids is contagious as you can tell from the video. But most importantly, they carry the same mission through highs and lows and every day in between. The following script is based on the interview but edited for reading purpose while preserving their meaning. Click the link below to hear what they said.

Continue reading “Host Family Spotlight: Rickey & Patti Mosser”

 

The following blog was originally posted on Brentwood Christian School, one of PREP’s partner schools in Austin. 

It can be easy in today’s climate to lose sight of all the positivity and kindness that is going on all around us. The truth is, when you turn off the television and log out of social media you will begin to see all of the amazing and wonderful things happening in our community. Today we want to spotlight an act of kindness and the difference some of our students are making in and around the Austin Area.

Premier Education Partners (PREP) is a Christian hosting program for international students who desire to gain a better education in the U.S.. PREP has a long standing partnership with Brentwood Christian School as we both believe in the importance of offering an academically rich, Christ-centered environment for our students. We have a number of wonderful international students that attend BCS and are very active not only academically, but also in fine arts and athletics. 

Continue reading “ACT OF KINDNESS”

To our friends and families in Austin area,

You are cardinally invited to join 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by Premier Education Partners!

The ceremony will feature ancient Chinese instrument-Guzheng, Student Talent Show and prize raffles.

No RSVP required. Anybody interested in Chinese people and culture is welcome to join this FREE and FUN evening.

Continue reading “Celebrate the Year of Rat with PREP on Feb 1st!”

 

There is nothing better than a yummy Chinese food to make your student smile. Of course, they like the food you cook but they miss the smell and the taste of foods from their own country. Plus what a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Chinese culture while the whole family enjoys a great meal together!

We hand-picked the best of best Chinese restaurants in Austin and hope you will find an opportunity to try some of them. I am sure you won’t regret and certainly, your student will thank you for a long time!

Continue reading “Your ultimate guide to Asian foods in Austin – Latest Update in August 2018”

 

With the approval from the students’ parents, host parents and PREP, students will be allowed to learn how to drive and secure a driver license. Their application will be reviewed on case by case basis.

There are many driving schools/online driving courses that you can choose. For sake of convenience, I am using Austin Driving School as an example as they have many locations. Another excellent option especially for families in Cedar Park and Round Rock area is Wilco Driving School. The owner teaches and does the testing, so students can be less intimidated by the actual road test. 

Continue reading “Step by Step Guide for Students Learning to Drive”

 

Each year Premier Education Partners hosts a 2-week “Winter Camp” for prospective new students from China. This year the camp runs from Sunday January 15th through Saturday January 28th.

It culminates in a “Closing Ceremony” / celebration that coincides with Chinese New Years on Saturday January 28th.

Continue reading “You are invited to participate 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration!”

 

Today’s Chinese word: Guóqìng jié, meaning “The National Day of the People’s Republic of China”

The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People’s Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day.

Continue reading “The National Day of the People’s Republic of China”