Become a host family

Host a foreign exchange student and make a second family in another part of the world.

Students from all over the world

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The hosting experience

Our host families come in all shapes and sizes but they all share one thing in common: they open their homes and share their lives with exchange students from around the world.

Share your everyday life

Hosting an exchange student doesn't take anything fancy—just a warm, welcoming spirit and the love you'd give to your own family. For our exchange students, it’s the little things that make their year special.

EF – The leader in cultural exchange

Since 1979, we have connected over 100,000 foreign exchange students with American host families, more than any other program of our kind. We are the leaders in cultural exchange for a reason.

Find your student now

Are you ready to experience a new culture at home? Talk with us and start your hosting journey now.

Tell us about yourself

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Choose your exchange student

Information about you

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About us

EF High School Exchange Year has been promoting global awareness through student exchange for over 40 years. We bring more students to the US each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, our organization has connected more than 100,000 international students with caring host families across America. We proudly work alongside the US Department of State in promoting public diplomacy through our program.