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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“Taking part in this program was much more than living for six months in another continent with different people. I still can’t believe how close I got with my friends…

Chiara from Italy

“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

“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 completes my third year hosting as a double placement, and I would not even consider a placement through any other agency. The three of us got along delightfully and…

Lane from Washington, USA
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