FAQ’s Hosting an Exchange Student

How will hosting benefit my family?

  • Show a student from another culture that Americans are interested in building international relationships and passionate about their local communities.
  • Get an up-close and personal perspective on another culture.
  • Give your children an understanding of other cultures and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.

What would my responsibilities be?

  • Room and board
  • Transportation or carpooling
  • Guidance and support

What are the costs to my family?

  • Host families are responsible for room and board. (Students will bring their own spending money for souvenirs and entertainment.)

We are very busy. Is that a problem?

  • Busy families make the best host families as this is the best way for students to learn about life in the US.