The United Space School, a foundation providing a space-based curriculum to international preuniversity students, is looking for households from League City and nearby areas interested in hosting international students.

The gist

The United Space School is seeking 23 families who live within 15 minutes of the University of Houston-Clear Lake to host 45 students ages 15-19 from 20 different countries, according to a news release from the school.

Each family will host two students of the same gender in their home from July 14-29 and will be responsible for driving them to UH-Clear Lake at 8 a.m. and picking them up at 5 p.m. on weekdays, according to the release.

Managed by the Foundation for International Space Education, the United Space School offers international students the mentorship of engineers, scientists and leaders in the aerospace industry as the students come together to design their own Mission to Mars, according to FISE’s website.

In their own words

"We were hosts [for] three different years when our son was in middle and high school,” former host Betsy Shinaut Oliver said in a social media post. “I would highly recommend this to anyone. We still keep up with several of the students and host families we met, and the students now have families of their own. It was a great and memorable experience."

One more thing

Families interested in hosting students should call 210-810-7895 or email [email protected].