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Become a Welcome Family!

Bring a world of culture to your family

and watch a common interest become a shared bond.


If you’d like to make the world a little better and enrich your family all at the same time, consider being a Welcome Family to a high school exchange student! This short-term commitment helps bring an international teen to your community to start school while we search for a permanent host family.

Here's how it works:

  • Welcome families host for 4-8 weeks
  • The exchange student lives as a member of your family (not a guest or boarder), participates in family life, and attends the local high school
  • Students come with medical insurance and spending money to cover personal expenses like school fees, phone, clothing, etc.
  • Host families provide room & board and loving parental guidance (and are eligible for a tax deduction)
  • A Local Coordinator will provide support and assistance to you and your student throughout the hosting experience
  • In most cases, you select the student you want to host. 

Whether you're ready to jump in or you still have a few questions, we'd love to talk with you!  Fill out the form below and we will contact you.