Loving Host Families

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High School Exchange Student

Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for several area families who are interesting in hosting an international exchange student! Students stay for a semester or full school year. They are prepared to learn about America, build meaningful relationships with their host families and follow the day-to-day family routines. They are insured and have their own spending money. Host families provide a bed for the student, a place to study and 3 meals. Expose your children to diversity and different cultures early in their lives


Host families volunteer to open their homes to an international "son" or "daughter". They embrace new cultures, languages, foods and traditions. Not only do they get the opportunity to learn about a different part of the world, they also get to share their own world with a young international student.

Information about Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization. CIEE is a world leader in education and exchange. For more than 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange program available

About Janet Shaffer

Hello! We have had the opportunity to host 22 exchange students in the last 20 years. Our next student will be here in July 2016. It has been a wonderful exciting loving experience. We have family across the globe. I have had the privilege of being a local coordinator with CIEE for 20 years. I change family's lives by exposing them to world cultures through my work with International Educational Students.