Host families become Global Ready.
Hosting an exchange student is a fantastic growth opportunity for everyone involved, and it's also a big decision. More Americans want their family to have a real connection with internationals. Hosting an exchange student gives you a robust cultural experience in your own home.
"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear." - Gandhi.High School in the USA (HSUSA) is proud to be a part of GEC which has brought tens of thousands of international exchange visitors to the US for over 20 years. We're becoming experts at training and preparing exchange students for living in the US and preparing families for hosting. By walking with our families and students, we take the fear out of international friendships, helping students and families have an extraordinary experience.
Steps to hosting an HSUSA Exchange Student
1. Contact Us
2. Complete Your Host Family Application
3. Chose Your Exchange Student
“Hosting was great for our family. We couldn’t of asked for better young person than Tim. We asked Steve [our Local Coordinator] to find us a guy who liked sports because we are sports family. Tim, from the Netherlands, clicked right along with our family last year and he’s already scheduled a trip back to America to visit us this fall.”
Kim Moberly, Host mom of Tim from the Netherlands
“We are learning so much from Fatma from Egypt. My husband is a chef and he is getting recipes from her and her parents and we are enjoying making international comfort foods. We are also learning to see the world through her eyes as we go to see historical and other sites with here in America.
Patty Carubba & Eric Breckoff - Host Parents of Fatma from Egypt
“Fatma has definitely added a lot of excitement and to our life’s this year “. The Breckoff family
What makes HSUSA students special?
With over 80 exchange sponsors to choose from, there are many good exchange programs, and some are not as strong. Most exchange programs will be members of CSIET, the gold standard for exchange programs, but some are not. We all offer 24-hour support and have a community representative living within driving distance, checking in on you and your exchange student regularly to ensure you have a great experience. We believe three main factors make HSUSA the best exchange program.