The Department of State requires that every family who wishes to host a foreign exchange student must complete an application that includes certain financial information, photos of the host home and a list of personal references.  A home visit to the prospective host family is also required before a host family can be approved.

Under new Department of State rules, host families may not accept payment or remuneration of any sort as consideration for hosting a student.

Host Family Applications must be completed online. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Click Host Family Application to submit an application.