Summer Hosting

Host an international exchange student for the summer or over a holiday break.

Summer Hosting
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    • Get a taste of the host family experience by hosting an international student over the summer.
  • Each year hundreds of international students come to the U.S. on our Short-term Cultural Exchange programs. While some travel in a group, others travel independently, yet they are all visiting the U.S. to experience American culture and to improve their English language skills.

    Hosting one of these students is a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to be a host family. Greenheart Exchange seeks families in various communities in the U.S. to host a few short weeks during the summer or over a holiday break.

    Short-term Hosting Basics

    • Choose a student who is traveling as part of the Group Homestay program, or an individual with the Individual Homestay program.
    • The majority of students come during the summer months (June, July, August) and most  families host between one and four weeks
    • Students come from several countries throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America
    • All participants travel on the B-1/2 Tourist Visa and come with their own spending money and medical insurance.

    Get Started

    1. Fill out the inquiry form and let us learn a little about yourself.
    2. A Greenheart Exchange Local Coordinator who lives in your area will contact you to answer your questions and provide you more information about the hosting experience.
    3. Complete an online application.
    4. Meet your local coordinator in-person.
    5. Select your exchange student.
    6. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!