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Change the World.
Host a YFU Exchange Student
“I love everything about it. We have shared so many wonderful experiences together as a family. We laugh a lot and talk for hours and have fun.”
—Jennifer Islas, Host Mom
Hosting a YFU international exchange student is an enriching experience for you and the entire family. By opening your home and heart to a student from overseas, you and your family will gain a new global perspective, many memories, and - quite possibly - a new family member for life!
Why families host
There are perhaps as many reasons to host a YFU student as there are families and students participating in YFU exchanges each year. Hosting is something that will better connect your family to the world in which we live.
Host families have many different faces, and are all part of the American experience. Whether or not you have children, you can be a host family. If you and your family are willing to open yourselves to new experiences, share your lives with a fascinating teenager from a foreign land, and provide guidance, love and support to a young person who is beginning their journey into adulthood, then you too will be a great host family.
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