10 Ways a Teenager from Abroad Changed Our lives

There are infinite ways that hosting an exchange student can change your life for the better. And just as our AFS Host Families are diverse, the ways in which hosting impacts them vary substantially.

Here are ten of our favorite statements from host families across the country depicting the many ways that hosting can change lives and perspectives forever. Enjoy, and share!


If you’d like to find out which students will be coming to your area this fall, please visit our Meet the Students page and enter your zip code. Every AFS student has a short written bio, so you can learn more about their interests and personality, to see if you’ve found a match for your family.