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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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“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

“I think the greatest reward I got from my exchange was not only the better English skills but also every experience and lesson I had learned. It changed myself and…

Nawaporn from Thailand

“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

“My exchange has been great. I love my family so much.”

Mariana from Brazil
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