Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Host an International Exchange Student! - Austin

For our exchange students, it's the little things that make their year: making s'mores, high school football games, dancing the night away at prom. Hosting an exchange student doesn't take anything fancy - just a warm, welcoming spirit and the love you'd give to your own family.

There is no 'typical' host family! Our families represent the diversity of American culture, and we encourage families of all shapes and sizes to host. And host families often get as much out of the exchange experience as our students, such as

  • Learning and experiencing a new culture and being an Ambassador for your own culture.
  • Being a mentor to a young person, and having a mentor for your own children, friends and community.
  • And creating lasting memories, friendships and a positive impact in the world!

All our host families are volunteers, and we've found that those who truly enjoy the experience are caring, open-minded people who want to learn more about other cultures while sharing their American life with a student from across the globe. We ask the our host families provide the following for the students:

  • A separate bed (which can be in a shared room with a host sibling of similar age and same gender) and a quiet place to study.
  • Three meals a day. (lunches bought at school are paid for by the natural family/student)
  • Local transportation. (students are not permitted to drive during the program)
  • Open communication, encouragement, patience, and sound advice.
  • And treatment as a member of the family, which include the same rules, responsibility, and love provided to other members of the family.

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