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HOST A HIGH  SCHOOL 

IN THE USA STUDENT

...and connect to the world!

OPEN YOUR HEART, SHARE YOUR HOME

Positively impact the life of your family by hosting an International HSUSA student in your loving home! From married, single, empty nesters, young kids, teenage kids or no kids - HSUSA welcomes any host able to provide a safe home, three square meals, and loving support.

HAPPY HEALTHY HOME

A bed, a place to study, and a place they can call "home."

HEALTHY MEALS

Three a day. They know to bring money for food with friends; host families provide the basics.

BASIC TRANSPORT

It could be the public school bus or the host family or friends provide rides for where the student needs to go.

WELCOMING SPIRIT

Listen to them, guide them, and love them.  Learn from them and treat them as your own.

HOST FAMILIES BECOMES GLOBAL READY TOO!

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. 

AMY EYTCHINSON

Hosted Karen, from Egypt
Host School: Ravenwood High School,

Brentwood (TN)

"Karen was a wonderful addition to our family. She got involved with lots of things like field hockey, a school play, and loved the travels we did around America. We went to the Grand Canyon, we saw the ocean and my daughter loved having a new sister. It was a great experience for all of us. We keep in touch with Karen and can’t wait to see her again, either over there in Egypt or when she comes back to the United States."

THREE STEPS TO HOSTING A HSUSA STUDENT

CONTACT US

We will connect you with a Local Host Family Coordinator who can show you the available exchange students for your area.

APPLY HERE

Complete Your Host Family Application. The more detail you provide about your families interests, the easier it is to match you with your perfect student.

CHOOSE A HSUSA STUDENT

Now it gets exciting! If you apply early, once you're accepted you'll have plenty of time to Skype with your student to get to know him or her.

WHAT MAKES HOSTING A HSUSA STUDENT SO SPECIAL?

TWO-THUMBS UP STANDARD

A great connection with their host family is the student's number one job while they're in America. Every HSUSA exchange student takes our unique cultural exchange preparation classes.  They emotionally and mentally preparing students to navigate potential cultural challenges, giving them the proper mindset for a great exchange experience. 

DIRECT APPLICANTS

HSUSA works primarily with direct applicants supported by our overseas teams and rarely works with outside agents.  Why is that important?  Our Two-Thumbs Up [high] Standard for pre-departure preparation makes us more selective of our students. Students who are interested in exchange for the wrong reasons self-select out and host families like that our exchange students are eager for a great relationship with their host family.

CULTURAL ASSIMILATION

While we don't say our students are of higher quality than others, they may be better prepared.  Preparedness creates a fantastic experience for the host families and the student.  HSUSA also offers exceptional preparation and support for our host families. A local coordinator lives within yours or a neighboring community, there to support you.

OPEN YOUR HOME TO THE WORLD 

Pam Edelman

From Orange (Virginia) >

Hosted George, from Bulgaria

Orange County High School

Patty Carrubba

From Palmyra (Virginia) >

Hosted Fatma, from Egypt
Fluvanna County High School

Kim Moberly

From Inwood (West Virginia) >

Hosted Tim, from The Nederlands
Musselman High School

STUDENT PROGRAM

HOST FAMILIES

LOCAL COORDINATORS

CONTACT US

GLOBAL CULTURAL EXCHANGES

2451 Atrium Way, Nashville TN 37214

+1-615-391-2924

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