Welcoming an exchange student can ignite curiosity about their home country, culture, and way of life. There may be a strong desire to learn about their traditions, language, food, and customs, which can lead to a sense of wonder and discovery. Being a host comes with responsibilities such as providing a safe and nurturing environment, offering support during their stay, and helping them integrate into their new surroundings. This sense of responsibility can be both rewarding and challenging. Take a look at how a group of ISE students have found their new home on Long Island, NY! Check out the amazing video and article from Newsday below!
Watch the video about the life of the exchange students and read the full article: For these exchange students, Long Island is home away from home by Beth Whitehouse.
Check out their website: https://www.newsday.com/
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.
Overall, hosting an exchange student can bring a mix of emotions, but it is often a highly rewarding experience that offers valuable opportunities for personal, cultural, and interpersonal growth.