Host an international exchange student

Benefits of hosting an ECEP student:

  • Learn about another culture and language
  • Give your family a broader perspective of the world
  • Gain a life-long relationship and friends in other countries
  • Create positive impressions about America and Americans

A qualified Host Family:

  • Is interested in learning about another culture
  • Is warm, loving, and patient
  • Can provide a bed, study space, three meals a day, and transportation
  • Lives in a SEVIS approved school district that can issue an I-20 for the student’s F-1 visa

ECEP students:

  • Are screened for maturity and English ability
  • Are covered by insurance
  • Have money to pay for personal expenses