Make life-long connections, Embrace new cultures
Welcoming an exchange student into your home is a truly rewarding experience!
It is a great way to learn about other cultures, enrich your family’s daily life and teach a foreign student about American life. Hosting exchange students is also very important for our nation as it helps promote diplomacy and build people-to-people connections across the world.
- How it Works -
Your family will host someone for 1-4 weeks in July who is the same age, gender and has similar interests as one of your family members.
There will be free group activities per week and the rest of the time your family will share your daily life with your new Spanish amigo.
You can also host for a school year. Contact us!
What's the next step?
Fill out the Host Family Application here.
Live N Learn will then call you to arrange a short at-home visit. Your application will be reviewed and your participation will be confirmed as soon as possible. While we do our best to work with your preferences, sometimes we need more host families for girls, or for students of a certain age. The sooner you submit your application, the better we are able to match your family with an international student.
Once you have been admitted into the program, all family members 18 and older will have to complete a Background check here.
Criminal Background Check
In order to participate in our programs, host families must complete a criminal background check for everyone in the household
who is 18 years of age or older.
This will confirm criminal history and will not perform a credit check.
There is no cost to obtain the background check and it can be completed through ClearStar’s secure online portal.
LIVE N LEARN
The experience of hosting is life changing, a never ending adventure. It has open the world for our kids. They are better for it and more confident in taking chances.
I had some of the most memorable experiences of my life that summer with Diego and the only thing I regret is not hosting earlier.
Our experience hosting with Live N Learn was amazing! Our daughter and her exchange student were perfectly matched. Live N Learn also did a great job organizing everything and communicating with us about the program.