- Each hosting experience is different—but this time, you are not starting from scratch!
Welcome a new family member, and relive those great moments of pride and joy, like when you heard them speak their first words in your language, or when you saw your other family members do something to make the exchange student feel welcome.
- Continue to turn places into people.
Your country or town will no longer be just a place on the map for your host student, but the new home of Erik, Constanza, Álvaro, Miko, Gabriel, Deniz…
- Learn about another culture with your new AFS student.
What is another part of the world you’d like to discover? Your next exchange student could be coming from there!
- Flex your—and your family’s—intercultural muscles!
You hopefully have a toolbox of new skills that you can strengthen and continue to expand by hosting another student.
- Extend your family’s intercultural journey.
Getting everyone on board to become a host family for the first time may have been difficult—but now that you started this journey, why not keep going? Cultivate more life-long connections, showcase your customs and give your family another unforgettable experience.
Bonus reason: you’ll help make another young person’s dreams come true!
Get started with an application here
Or, if you can't host, consider sharing your experience to inspire others, use these email, text and social media templates to spread the word: Host Family Outreach Templates