Host an Exchange Student

Open your heart and home to an NWSE Exchange Student!

As a host family, you have the opportunity to create a tighter-knit world. Hosting an exchange student is a unique way to enjoy cultural exchange experiences without leaving home! Few volunteering opportunities can have so many far-reaching benefits.

Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student

  • Give a young person the chance for a life-changing educational experience
  • Build lifelong friendships and great personal connections abroad
  • Expand your own international knowledge without leaving home!
  • Help to create greater cross-cultural understanding in your community
  • Contribute to greater mutual understanding and respect among nations
  • Support the next generation to develop their personalities, build global awareness, and prepare for future study
  • Give a young person the opportunity to learn about American culture as a member of your family and community

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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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“America is amazing. I love it. My exchange has been amazing and it was a great decision for me to do this. My exchange has made me grow and be a…

Miguel from Spain

“[NWSE’s] choices of school, the host family, and the coordinator were great! My exchange experience supported by NWSE was valuable and memorable. I would like to recommend NWSE as an…

Namiki from Japan

“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

“America is awesome. You have freedom here. You can do what you want to do- nobody tells you what you have to do. You are free to make your choices. I…

Punnada from Thailand
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