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Why host exchange students at your school?

Experiential Learning Motivates Students

Hosting international exchange students not only leads to greater mutual understanding and friendships but also acts as powerful motivator for further learning, producing remarkable results every year.

Powerful Ripple Effects of Hosting Exchange Students at your School

American students build international friendships, acquire insights about other countries, and gain motivation to study foreign languages and cultures — all thanks to the presence of exchange students. By accepting an exchange student, you help dismantle stereotypes, broaden minds, and build new bridges across cultures. American students who apply for exchange programs abroad often were inspired by a friendship with an exchange student they met at school.

The benefits of having exchange students at your school extend well into the larger community. American families that host exchange students often gain not only a new appreciation of another country but also a new international family member. Some even visit their exchange student’s country.

International Learning and Friendship Abroad

Exchange students who had the chance to be part of an American high school return to their home countries with an abundance of positive learning outcomes and connections: a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the U.S.; greater self-awareness; new ideas about learning; honed English skills; lifelong American friends; and a newly gained belief in the ability to succeed.

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“At first when I was thinking of the exchange, could I do it or not… I was afraid… but then I came here and it has been so, so good. I am…

Leonie from France

“I truly felt like a part of the family, whenever I had a problem they helped and we got really close. I could have tons of fun and talk to…

Marius from Germany

“What I like so much about America is the space – the land, the sky. It is so beautiful.”

Shunnosuke from Japan

“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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