Open your home to the world and make a global connection: Host an AFS Exchange Student. Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA, a leader in international high school student exchange for 70 years, welcomes 2,200 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities like Chardon. These students are eager to attend a local high school, live with a host family and discover what America is all about.
AFS-USA is always looking for supportive host families like the Karetka family. Imre and Ani, along with their children Noemi, Tamas and Elek welcomed Nikoletta from Hungary on August 9th. Their children, ages 5-12, bonded right away with Nikoletta who will attend Chardon High School.
By hosting an AFS Exchange Student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad while connecting with an outstanding young person.
Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students, and help guide and support students as they would their own children. Families and their hosted students receive ongoing support from AFS Staff and experienced, local volunteers.
AFS has been a leader in international high school student exchange for over 70 years. Each year, AFS-USA sends approximately 1,000 U.S. students abroad, provides more than $4 million in scholarships and financial aid, and welcomes more than 2,000 international high school students, who spend 10 months studying at U.S. high schools and living with U.S. host families. More than 4,000 volunteers in the U.S. make the work of AFS possible.