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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“Every person I’ve met here in some way made me think better about myself. And this, I must say, is my biggest impression here. That anytime you talk to somebody –…

Arina from Russia

“The greatest reward of my exchange was the relationship with my host families who would like to keep in touch and be a life time family.”

Juri from Japan

“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

“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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