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. 

Connection for generations

“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

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