Do you know someone who would be great for hosting?

Refer them to EF! Host family referrals are $500 until June 15th!* There is no limit on the number of families you can refer.

Refer a family with this form

An EF team member will reach out

The referral joins the program

Get your referral award

Our host families

Our families represent the diversity of American culture— some have young or teenage children, while others may be empty-nesters, same-sex couples, or grandparents. The one thing that all families share is an interest in learning about other cultures and sharing their American life with a student. Refer a caring family you know and we will send you the referral payment when they host with EF. Refer as many families as you like and earn more!

*Families must be new to EF, meaning they have not previously hosted or been referred by someone else. You will receive the payment once the family completes the screening process and the placement with their student has been finalized for the upcoming school year.

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