Being an Exchange Student Host Family can bring a new perspective to your life. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly you will become more aware of your community and surroundings as your introduce it to somebody that have never experienced it.
- Allow your family to experience a new member's culture and customs first hand.
- Teach your family to share its love and kindness with others.
- Provide your sons/daughters a unique advantage and experience to refer to on applications for employment, college and universities.
- Enrich and enlarge your community.
- Allow your Family members to visit their new family member experience their culture and customs first hand.
- Make "friends for life" in another country.
The following are the requirements for hosting a student:
- Have an understanding of the responsibilities involved.
- Have two or more host family members, married or related by blood (single people may host with approval from natural family).
- Host parents must be a minimum of 25 years of age.
- Provide the exchange students with a bed and a place to study.
- An exchange student may not share a bed. An exchange student may share a room, but only with a host sibling of the same gender who is within five years of the student's age.
- Provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the exchange student.
- Be financially secure and able to assume the costs of hosting a teenager.
- Provide transportation for the student to and from school
- Full Name
- Phone Number