AFS has invited families to welcome international students in their homes since 1947. Long considered a key element in the success of the exchange program and the well being of exchange student, host families provide so much more than shelter and shelter and meals.
What do host families do?
What is expected of host families?
Who are AFS exchange students?
How are students selected?
What types of families is AFS seeking?
How does AFS support host families?
What types of programs are offered by AFS?
What is a host family's financial obligation?
Will the host family need to cover medical expenses?
Does AFS have rules for participants?
How does hosting AFS students benefit my family?
Will AFS help my family get along with our new student?
What does the AFS intercultural learning program include?
Connection for generations
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“It made a big difference in my life. And now 20 years later I am taking my kids to the States to meet my host parents. This connection continues for generations I hope.”
–Leontien Schuiling-van Bakel, exchange student from Netherlands