The Nieland family, one of our host families, was recently interviewed by the Tampa Beacon. This article was a follow up to an earlier story where Sandra Testo-Michaud, one of our Regional Managers was seeking host families. The Nieland family has hosted students from Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and China. They started hosting nine years ago and are happy to do it!
You can make a difference in a young person’s life by hosting an international exchange student. ISE is a certified non-profit organization founded in 1982 and has provided quality exchange programs for over 30,000 exchange students. We are looking for host families in Florida.
Enrich your family, local high school, and community with new ideas and perspectives. International exchange students form a broader view in our education system and help us make it world-class. International student exchange helps globalize United States education.
ISE believes that exchange programs provide a distinct opportunity for personal growth and development, so we strive to bring this experience to as many foreign students and host families as possible. Hosting an international student often leads to the development of deep connections and lasting friendships. As you spend time together, engage in activities, and share experiences, you may form meaningful bonds that can endure beyond their time as a student. It is our goal for this opportunity to bring the people of the world closer together through the relationships created between visiting students, host families and the local community. Check out the Tampa Beacon’s enjoyable article, “Family Finds Joy in Hosting Foreign Exchange Students“.
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If you would like to help an exchange student’s dreams come true, we invite you to read more about hosting a foreign exchange student. If you have specific questions about hosting, check out our host family FAQ page. You can also read testimonials from our past and current host families. When you feel ready, complete our host family interest form and our area representative will get in touch with you.
You can also get involved by joining our team of Area Representatives! Help match host families and exchange students and bring the world closer together, while making a supplemental income.