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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“[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

“What I love the most about my exchange in America is my host family. I will definitely come back to America to see them and all my friends. The food, school,…

Sol from Spain

“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
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