MAking a difference...
to the life of a foreign student and to your family!
Can we host?
Our host families come from all walks of life. We welcome single persons/parents as well as 2-spouse families or retirees into the program. Each family may choose their student, we do not "pre-select" for you. Who you pick is your choice! Commonly, families pick one single student they would like to host. We do appreciate if you are interested in a double hosting experience. Often, students coming from abroad for the first time appreciate being placed with a buddy with whom they can share this life-changing experience. And this simply means double the fun for you and your family!
How can we become a part of the program?
Once your initial interest has grown into readiness and commitment to host we encourage you to contact us. We are happy to schedule a home visit with you and your family where you can get to know us and we have the chance to introduce the program thoroughly. After the home visit we will send you a link to submit a background check through ClearStar Inc. and send you an application form to fill out. This form will later be shared with your student and parents.
More benefits; ex. a free day camp experience
Asheville families, please email or call us if you are interested to sign up your own child/ren for a day camp experience together with the visiting exchange students! We provide introductory language lessons (German, Italian, or Spanish) during the ESL classes for our visiting students. Also, your child/ren is/are welcome to join the group for scheduled activities and excursions!