Thank you for your interest in hosting a foreign exchange student! The U.S. Department of State requires that every family who wishes to host a foreign exchange student complete an application that includes general financial information, 2 personal references with phone and email contact, and photos of the family, room and bathroom where student would be staying, living areas, and exterior of home. A vetted volunteer must perform a home visit to the prospective host family an dmeet the family members before a host family can be approved.
Under U.S. Department of State rules, host families must volunteer to host and 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 can be accepted.
Click Host Family Application to submit an application.
After submitting the application, each adult in your home will receive a link to complete a bacground check authorization. Then, each adult will receive links to complete 2 online training modules:
When complete, a Rotarian will reach out to schedule your home visit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding any portion of this process.