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Why Be A Host Family...

Hosting an exchange student gives life-changing experiences for the whole family that will give lifetime memories.  When you open up your heart and home to an exchange student, you are doing much more than making their dream come true!
Your Family Will....
  • Add a new member to your family
  • ​Share our culture and traditions with your exchange student
  • ​Learn about your exchange students culture and traditions
  • ​Be a positive to the world for understanding and acceptance
Family Adventures = Lifetime Memories!
* we respect your privacy - will not be sold, rent, or leased *
Who Can Host
There is no typical Host Family. The students enjoy staying on farms, in small towns, suburbs, and big cities. Most important is a loving home with support and guidence
To host a student for the summer program, you must have a child in your home who is the same gender as the exchange student and within two years of the same age.
The student must also have their own bed. Students can share a room with their host sibling and creates a closer friendship
Bring the World & Adventure to Your Family without Leaving Your Home

Exchange Students

Excited to have a Home Stay Adventure with Your Family

 Excited to share their culture

Have their own funds for souvenirs

Have their own insurance

Give gifts and cook an authentic meal from their country

Host Families

 Excitement for a Cultural Adventure

 Students can share a room

Provide a bed for the student

 Host sibling needs to be the same gender & within 2 years of age

 Students can attend camps & travel with the host family

Family Exchange

Support and guidance through the full exchange adventure

Orientation for host families

Facebook group for families to share activities & ideas

 Join parties/activities for host families & students

Make memories to last a lifetime

Host families provide a safe, loving and supportive home for an international exchange student. They develop meaningful relationships, share stories and cultural traditions, and make fun memories together.

Exchange students, their host families and their host communities can connect, relate and explore both the differences that define us as well as the similarities that unite us. 

We believe that learning about other cultures, languages and customs is the best way to dispel prejudice and embrace global citizenship.
Steps to becoming a host family

Complete the Host Family Application

Gives Family Exchange information about you, your family, your community, and of course photos. We create the Match Abroad that will be sent to your new family member you choose to host.

Complete a Host
Family Interview

Family Exchange will work with you to makes sure all your questions are answered. Also gives us a chance to get to know your family better

Complete a
Background Check

Anyone 18 years of age and older living in a host family’s home must complete a Background Check. There are no costs associated with obtaining the criminal background check.

Select Your New
Family Member

Once your application is complete, we will help you select a student that is the best fit for you and your family.

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