There are many reasons to host an international student that go beyond the stipend provided each month. The opportunity to provide a safe and accepting environment for a student, who has traveled far from home, often for the first time, is good for the heart and soul of one’s family. The globalization of the world, and the growth of study abroad programs have allowed families from around the world to share their unique experiences with one another and broaden their global perspective. Most families continue to host after their first year, because the experience is so fulfilling. When a family opens up its home and heart to a child from another country they have an opportunity to be good-will ambassadors. If the host family warmly embraces their international student a bond will be formed that lasts a lifetime.
Hosting is not for everyone, but it is a uniquely wonderful opportunity for every family with an extra room and a hospitable, loving attitude.
Thank you for your interest in the AmeriStudent hosting program. It is our aim to ensure that each and every host family and student gets the most out of this unique, culturally enriching experience. Not only will you learn from each other, but you will also create and share memories that will last a lifetime.
Why host a student from another country? Simply put, it is a remarkable opportunity to expand your horizons and learn about the world in a way you never thought possible.