Host an Exchange Student

It just may become a lifelong friendship!

Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student

Few volunteering opportunities can have so many far-reaching benefits. Open your home to an exchange student and:

  • Give a student the chance for a life-changing educational experience
  • Learn about another country and culture without leaving home
  • Open your door to international friendships that last a lifetime
  • Contribute to greater mutual understanding and respect among nations
  • Help a student improve their skills in English – an extremely valuable skill!
  • Give a young person the opportunity to learn about American culture as a member of your family and community
  • Allow other members in your community to learn about another country and enjoy an international friendship

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The Hosting Experience

Host families welcome their exchange students in their daily lives and local communities.  Click below for more information about hosting an exchange student.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have a list of answers to many questions about hosting an exchange student. If your question isn’t covered by our FAQ, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Interested in learning more about becoming a host family? Complete our no-obligation online registration and we’ll get in touch with you with more information.

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“I love my family. I am so happy.”

Antonia from Germany

“What I like the best about America is the people…School is really different, very social and not so strict, I love it. How Americans celebrate the holidays has been very surprising…very different…I…

Vivien from Germany

“What I like so much about America is the space – the land, the sky. It is so beautiful.”

Shunnosuke from Japan

“At first when I was thinking of the exchange, could I do it or not… I was afraid… but then I came here and it has been so, so good. I am…

Leonie from France
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