Host an Exchange Student
The Academic Year Program
Do you like to travel and to experience new cultures?
Why not bring the world into your home by hosting an exchange student?
Our Academic Year Program is a cultural exchange between American host families and international students coming to the U.S. to study for a semester or an academic year.
We are a U.S. Department of State-designated, CSIET certified Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor.
We believe shared experiences bring people together and bringing people together changes the world.
reasons to host?
Why you can trust CHI
What makes our program special is the emphasis on connection and cultural exchange.
CHI strongly believes in the power of the homestay experience to promote trust and understanding among nations and to build a more peaceful world.
We also truly care about your experience.
Our national field staff provides a strong network of daily support for families and students.
They are knowledgeable and experienced, and they work to supervise your program with efficiency, patience, and enthusiasm.
how to become a host family for exchange students
Fill a short online application
Wait for Placement Information
Once we’ve received your completed application, we will get to work matching you with an exchange student that’s just right for your family. We will provide a host family orientation and help you prepare for an exciting experience for you and your family.
Your Exchange Student Arrives
Once your student arrives, we will support your family and your student to assure you both have the best experience possible. Your role is to provide three meals a day, a welcoming home environment, and the kindness of an open heart to a brave young student!