Why Host

Share your corner of America. 

For decades, our exceptional exchange students have shared meals, holidays, and laughter with American host families. To date, 40,000 students from more than 50 countries have been hosted in every US state. These students spend an academic year at local high schools, eagerly sharing their cultures, contributing to their new communities, and joining school activities.

Whether you live in a major city or rural community, you can offer one of these bright students an authentic and positive American experience. In return, your family will learn about the world through the eyes of a teenage ambassador, from cultural traditions to food, music, and language.

Our Washington, DC-based team and a local coordinator in your community will support you along the way. Our students can’t wait to meet you.


Download our brochure to learn more or complete an interest form to have a member of our team contact you.

Our kids, many of whom have lived in Alabama their entire lives, get their boundaries stretched and their experiences broadened by making friends with our exchange students.”

-Principal, Calera High School, AL