With more than 70 years of experience and 100 years of history, AFS is a leader in international high school exchange. One thing that sets us apart from other organizations is our network of almost 4,000 volunteers in the U.S. Many of our volunteers have hosted international exchange students or studied abroad with AFS. These local volunteers support families, students, and schools in gaining the most from their hosting experience.
Hosting an exchange student means more than providing a bed and meals. As an AFS Host Family, you’ll welcome a new member into your home, share your everyday lives, and grow as you get to know each other and share your cultural perspectives. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family, and community. Have a life-changing experience in your own home – become a host family!
And, don’t worry – we’re always here to help, 24/7. Learn more about how AFS Supports Host Families.