Change your family's lifeHost an exchange student--for a few weeks, a semester or a year!
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!
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!
Wondering on the (crazy) departures for the fourteen Brattleboro Union High School students from 2019-2020? Check out the blog post! Wondering what happened to each of them, as the world faced an unprecedented international pandemic? Bela, BRAZIL, was only...
Did you know the US government hopes to promote global understanding by sponsoring high school students to come into the USA every year? For several decades, young people from specific countries have gotten to know Americans on a personal level, all through the Future...
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...
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...
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...
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...