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.
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.
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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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Information about you
7 questions every host family has
What is required of a host family?
Does EF place students with single people, same-sex couples, retirees, empty nesters or families without school aged children?
Are host families paid?
Where do students come from?
Can I select the student I want to bring into my home?
How long will the student be with my family?
What if it doesn't work out?
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.