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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“Our biggest reward is that we built such an amazing friendship and feel like we gained another daughter. Our children learned about different cultures and how to be better communicators.…

Julie and Kelly from Utah, USA

“Probably the biggest reward of being an exchange student was being hosted by an amazing family. I couldn’t imagine life without them anymore and I feel like I will be at…

Julia from Germany

“It is amazing how fast the students adapt to your home life and become just like your own son or daughter. They have personalities that bring a lot of different…

Mark from Utah, USA

“This was our first experience. Everything went very smoothly for us. My husband, who was pretty nervous about the whole idea [of hosting], loved the experience. He texted me the…

Laurie and Glenn from Montana, USA
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