Whitney Starnes
International Exchange Coordinator
EF High School Exchange Year

I bring exchange students to Alabama.

I bring exchange students to Alabama.

Hosting an exchange student is a great way to bring more fun and excitement into your home – while also learning about another part of the world!

Become a host family

How does it work?

Host for 5 or 10 months

An exchange will go quickly, but the connections you make will last forever. Open your eyes to the world through exchange and build a global family.

You decide which student

Access 300+ student profiles from Europe and Asia. Find the right student for your family by filtering our student list.

Pay it forward

Hosting is a great way to volunteer. Open your home and enrich both your community and family’s life!

Students looking for host families

Use our search tool to browse student profiles and together, we’ll find an exchange student who fits your lifestyle and cultural curiosity.

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