Exchange Students

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Summer Spanish (STEP)Academic year/semester (PAX)

Change your family's life

Host an exchange student--for a few weeks, a semester or a year!

Academic Year/Semester

(MANY COUNTRIES)

Hosting an academic year (or semester) student might fit into your lifestyle really well!

Students are busy all day!  They attend the local high school, and typically get involved in sports, arts music or drama.  They come in just before school starts, and leave just after the year ends.

And even though a semester or a year might initially seem like a long time, it just flies by!

Summer Students 

(SPAIN only)

The Spanish students are here for one main reason:  to be a part of a family for 3 1/2 weeks!  They want to learn about American life, to be a part of your family, and to practice their English.  They do whatever you are–along with a couple of excursions to Boston and Six Flags.  Hosts can join on these trips, too!

This is a great chance to host for just a short amount of time!

I Want Details!

(for any time frame)

Hosting someone in your home brings up a lot of questions!  We get it!

Check this section for general information, links to blog posts and FAQ’s.  Hear what others have thought and some of the great experiences that they have had.

There is no such thing as a dumb question–especially when you are considering taking someone into your home!  We mean it: ask us anything!

Hear more about exchange students with our blog, Exchange Extras!  Samples below! 

At the Carwash  (Silver Linings 6-6-2020)

At the Carwash (Silver Linings 6-6-2020)

We don’t get out much anymore.  That was so plainly evident today that it turned out to be both laughable—and my silver lining.  I sometimes feel quite badly for Spanish daughter number three.  This year has turned out to be very different than the...

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The Foreign Exchange Student

The Foreign Exchange Student

Somewhere in the crazy ideas that pop through my head, I thought it would be great fun to take on a new work responsibility... during the spring that my oldest graduated from high school, and my youngest graduated from elementary school. It was because the job itself...

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The Arrival of the Exchange Students

The Arrival of the Exchange Students

We drive the three hours home from dropping off our first born at college for the first time. But we arrive home to a fuller house than we’ve left. For the beginning of the year at least, we’ve agreed to host two academic year exchange students. One is a boy, from...

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The Brazilian Weatherman

The Brazilian Weatherman

He is outside in shorts and flip flops, his normal house attire. But he’s added on a scarf and a fleece jacket, even a hat, before he’s charged outside. “Look!” he cries triumphantly. “Look at this! It’s SNOWING!!” His enthusiasm is so complete and his joy so evident...

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The Grand Revolving Door

The Grand Revolving Door

The house has gone from noisy to quiet. Perhaps it’s more correct to say it’s changed from “too noisy” to “too quiet”. The winter break seemed longer this year, but not because of the high school. It was the college freshman who came home on December 18th, and didn’t...

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Spanish Viewpoint (Silver Lining 5-25-2020)

Spanish Viewpoint (Silver Lining 5-25-2020)

We have about one more month with “Spanish daughter #3”.  She’s had a year filled with family, friends, school, trips, sports and pets.  While the last bit has been admittedly very different than any of us imagined, she has gamely gone along with it...

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"This experience was so much more than we thought it would be!"