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 Probation Letter

XXXX

Dear XXXX,

I recently received reports that you continue to have difficulties adjusting to your host family, their rules and expectations and those of the AYUSA program. There are only two and a half months left of your program and these problems should have been overcome at this time.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you that you are officially on probation with AYUSA and to clarify with you what we expect of you as an AYUSA student.  Failure to make an effort to abide by host family and AYUSA rules could result in dismissal with the AYUSA program.

It has been reported to me that you:

  • Do not show your host family respect by following their rules.
  • Are not communicating with your community representative to discuss the problems you are having when they occur.
  • Complain about difficulties such as liking the food in America but you have not tried any of the suggestions your community representative and host family have made.
  • Have not made a real attempt at being a family member despite the differences in your interests.
  • Are not completing homework in a timely or disciplined way.
  • Expect the host family to pay for your personal expenses.

As an AYUSA student it is expected that you will treat your host family and their home with respect, and follow all AYUSA and Host Family rules.  I realize that adjusting to new situations can be challenging.  However, you were selected for this program because we believe that you have the maturity and capability to deal with the demands of a year in the United States .

The following are suggestions on what you can do to show that you are serious about having a successful experience on the AYUSA program:

  • Re-read the Student Handbook you were given in orientation and report back to your Community Representative what you have read.
  • Follow all rules without debate.
  • Communicate with your Community Representative once a week for the remainder of the program.  Discuss a day and time you will call or meet with Terry each week.
  • Accept suggestions about food.  You are welcome to prepare your own meals or snacks if there are meals you do not like.  Ask to go to the supermarket with your host parents when they shop so you can purchase extra items you prefer.  Buy a rice cooker to have rice with meals if this is important to you.  Cook meals for your host family once in a while that are typical from your country so you can share your culture with them.
  • Complete homework when you first get home from school, and then play.  If you have homework over the weekend, complete it on Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Host Families are not responsible for extra items such as dining out, movies, school expenses or personal items. AYUSA host families voluntarily host students and their generosity of having you live with them for the academic year is greatly appreciated.  If it were not for your host family accepting to host you, you would not be able to spend a year in the USA and go to school.  We expect that you will show your appreciation by thanking them and expressing it by treating them kindly and respectfully.  Any gifts you have given them are surely kind offers and a way to thank your host family but words and actions go a long way with host families.
  • Participate in the activities your host family does.  Your host family may have interests and activities that are different from your own but to form part of a family it is expected that you will spend the majority of your time with them.  You are welcome to make suggestions to them about things you would like to do with them and hopefully if it is something within their means they will do everything possible to try to do it.  You should be understanding and cooperative if they can’t however.

AYUSA expects that you will take this probation letter very seriously and will make strides toward changing your attitude and behavior and completing a successful year in the U.S.  We anticipate that you will act, for the remainder of your stay, in a manner befitting an AYUSA student and a junior ambassador of Hong Kong .  After reading this letter, please sign the copy enclosed and mail it back to me at the following address by April 1, 2006

Whitney Hollien, Regional Manager
2528 ½ Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

I have read and understand this Probation Letter.

______________________________                        _______________

(Student Name)                                                          (Date)

Sincerely,

Whitney Hollien
AYUSA International

cc: Regional Director – Ronda Clark

WSC – Bill Liu

AYUSA – San Francisco Director –   Claudia Gey

AYUSA: 2 «Agreements»

Til informasjon var moren svært syk mens han var borte og det var derfor han stadig snakket med henne. Selvfølgelig var vertsfamilie og representanter informert om dette.

Probation Letter:

Oct 15th, 20008

XXXX
15101 Woodson Street
Overland Park, KS  66223

Dear XXXX,

I recently received reports that (brief description of the behavior). The purpose of this letter is to inform you are officially on probation with AYUSA for the remainder of the year and to clarify with you what we expect of you as an AYUSA student. Failure to make an effort to (refer to the rule violation) could result in your dismissal form the AYUSA program.

It has been reported to me that:

  • You recently posted 2 exchange students on YouTube making discriminatory and inappropriate comments about each student on the video. You added personal information about the students which could be detrimental to their relationships at school and their personal well being.
  • You continue to transfer the blame to someone else for all of your personal infractions. » Fadi has too much drama.»  «Norma did not have to tell Mary Lou.»
  • You say, «it is a joke,  just a joke» about serious violations of rules and disrespect you have shown to others.

You have violated Host Family rules and the personal privacy of others.

Because this behavior is considered unacceptable, you will be placed under close supervision by your local AYUSA representative, Tracy Ellenz, who will look for an improvement in your behavior and actions. Probation is a step before dismissal, meaning that AYUSA is giving you a chance to demonstrate a successful program experience.

As an AYUSA student, it is your responsibility to follow program rules and procedures. You were selected for this program because we believe that you have the maturity and capability to deal with the demands of a year in the United States.

XXXX, you must work very hard to prove that you should remain on the AYUSA program. In order to continue to be an AYUSA student you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your computer and cell phone use has been terminated indefinitely.
  • You will take responsibility for your own actions and take the consequences.
  • No more jokes, or what you consider jokes on anyone.
  • Respect others’ privacy and listen to staff and host family when they tell you that you are being disrespectful to teachers and other.  Change your disrespectful behavior to others upon the request.
  • An addendum may follow after investigation into the YouTube videos by authorities.

AYUSA expects that you will take this probation notice very seriously and will make strides toward changing your attitude and behavior and completing a successful year in the U.S. We anticipate that you will act, for the remainder of your stay, in a manner befitting an AYUSA student and a junior ambassador of XXXX.  After reading this letter, please sign the copy enclosed and mail it back to me at the following address by October 20th, 2008.

Mary Lou Dunekacke

Regional Manager
491 32nd Rd
Rising City, NE  68658
 

I have read and understood this Probation Letter

 

___________________________________                          _________________________

(Student’s Name)                                                                      (Date)

Sincerely,

AYUSA International

 

Mary Lou Dunekacke (Regional Manager)

cc:

Zanka Samardzic (

Jenna DeFabio(HQ)

Tracy Ellenz (CR)

Norma Latini (RD)


09/04/2008

Dear XXXX,

I recently received reports from AYUSA staff regarding the following:

  • You have told others that you have lost 22 pounds in the USA.
  • You have told others that you were made to go to church.
  • You have demanded the food of your native country, not eating the food of your host family. In the meantime, you have ordered delivery pizza and chocolate dunkers on at least 10 occasions after the host family’s meal.
  • You act distant to relatives and friends of the host family when visiting, even though you were explained this and your host mom has a code word for you.  You said you do not think you are disrespectful.
  • You have refused to wash your clothes and wear clean clothing.
  • You spend hours on your Playstation, then ask for  help with your homework late at night.
  • You are talking to your natural mom frequently on your international cell phone and reporting to staff that she has contradicting reports about your issues.

Consequently, the purpose of this letter is to inform you that you are officially on warning with AYUSA and to clarify with you what we expect of you as an AYUSA student.  Failure to make an effort to change your behavior/attitude will result in being placed on probation with the AYUSA program.

As an AYUSA student, it is your responsibility to follow program rules and procedures as part of having a successful year abroad.  I realize that adjusting to a new situation can be challenging.  The following are suggestions on what you can do to show that you are serious about having a successful experience on the AYUSA program:

  • You will follow any and all rules of your host family
  • You will give accurate accounts to others.
  • You will read the in your student booklet pages 2-25.
  • You will report to your representative, Tracy Ellenz as to what you have read.
  • You will discontinue ordering from pizza delivery and try to adjust to American food and the special cooking of your host family.
  • Your host mom has a code word for you when you are acting disrespectful,  she will use it and you will stop your behavior. You will act respectful to teachers and  others.
  • You will wash your clothes and wear clean clothing at all times.
  • You will limit your time on Playstation until all your homework is finished, the time limits will be set as needed by your host mom.
  • Limit calls from home to once every two weeks.

Your local AYUSA representative, Tracy Ellenz, is here to support you and will closely supervise you over the next 4 weeks. She will observe your attitude and effort weekly in making the suggested changes listed above.  On October 2, 2008 Tracy will talk with you to check on your progress.  If, at this time, reports indicate that you have not made any changes or your behavior has worsened, you will be placed on probation.

XXXX you were selected for this program because we believe that you have the maturity and capability to deal with the demands of a year in the United States.  AYUSA expects that you will take this warning letter very seriously and will make strides toward changing your attitude and behavior and completing a successful year in the U.S.  We anticipate that you will act, for the remainder of your stay, in a manner befitting an AYUSA student and a junior ambassador of XXXX. After reading this letter, please sign the copy enclosed and mail it back to Mary Lou Dunekacke at the following address by September 14th, 2008.

Sincerely,

 

Mary Lou Dunekacke
AYUSA Regional Manager
491 32nd Rd.
Rising City,NE  68658
Fax:  402-542-2277

 

I have read and understand this Warning Letter.

 

_______________________________                  _______________

(Student Name)                                                 (Date)

(Student Comment)

cc.

Zanka Samardzic

Jenna DeFabio(HQ)

Tracy Ellenz

Norma Latini

2012 Jun 26: AYUSA: Uteblivelse av vitne = dismissal

En av de vanligste årsakene til at rettssaker som har med ulike former for mishandling blir henlagt er fordi vitnet ikke reiser tilbake til utvekslingslandet. I dette tilfellet har vi å gjøre med en mann som ble arrestert pga av pornografiske bilder av utvekslingselevene sine.

Richard Mink hadde hatt utvekslingselever boende hos seg i nesten 20 år. I 2010 ble han arrestert for seksuelle overgrep mot mindreårige. Saken ble henlagt fordi de tidligere utvekslingselevene ikke ville tilbake til USA for å vitne.

I dette tilfellet var det utvekslingsfirmaet AYUSA som stod bak utplassering av eleven.

Child porn manufacture case against Muskegon exchange-student host dismissed

John S. Hausman | jhausman@mlive.com By John S. Hausman | jhausman@mlive.com The Muskegon Chronicle on June 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM, updated June 26, 2012 at  5:50 PM

Richard-Mink.jpgRichard Mink

MUSKEGON, MI – The case against Richard William Mink of Muskegon, a longtime foreign-exchange student host charged with manufacturing child pornography of a student, has been dismissed because the alleged victim refuses to return from Germany to testify.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the case Tuesday morning “without prejudice,” meaning prosecutors could refile it later if the alleged victim becomes available.

The trial for Mink, 77, of Muskegon had been scheduled to begin Tuesday. He was charged with a 20-year felony.

Mink had been accused of taking nude photos of a 16-year-old German male exchange student in 2009. The case had been pending for some 18 months, but trial was repeatedly delayed when the victim declined to return to the United States.

An earlier case against Mink of second-degree child abuse, involving a 15-year-old South Korean male exchange student in 2010, was dismissed in February 2011 for the same reason.

Mink had been accused of abusing the Korean boy in a variety of ways, including paddling the boy on his bare bottom, making him walk naked in front of Mink, and watching him shower and fondling his genitals. In a Chronicle interview in February 2011 Mink acknowledged some of those allegations but denied the fondling.

Both allegations surfaced in December 2010 after the South Korean student, who had been attending a local high school in Muskegon County, told a school counselor that he had been abused, sometimes sexually, at the hands of Mink.

The Muskegon police investigation into the Korean boy’s case led authorities to search Mink’s home, where they discovered nude photos of the German male exchange student, allegedly taken by Mink.

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