Host an Exchange Student
If you have a spare room, welcoming attitude, and the desire to make a positive impact locally and globally, then you should host an exchange student. Host families committed to the success and well-being of our exchange students have made this high school exchange program possible since 1982!
Why Did You Host?
I love that I’m helping a kid fulfill their dream. The relationships you make are amazing. We think of them as our own kids. I love sharing my American culture and learning of theirs.
We have a 14-year-old only child and we thought it would be a good idea to give her the experience of having a sibling. Plus we wanted to learn about another culture and provide someone from another culture the chance to learn about American culture.
My husband and I are retired and this experience so far has been amazing. We will definitely host next year and our student this year is talking about coming back to visit after she graduates in her country next year. She will always have a home here when she is in America.
Going into hosting, I did not know what to expect. We did not only get a boy that was coming to America for a great experience but a son, best friend, and all around great kid. He was so much more than we could have hoped for!