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Why foreign exchange?

Why Host an AFS Exchange Student?

AFS Host Families have reported great rewards for opening their homes and hearts to AFS Exchange Participants. By hosting an AFS Exchange Participant you, too, can:

  • Enrich your family’s daily life simply by sharing it with a young person or teacher from another culture and country
  • Draw your family closer together
  • Introduce a new culture and customs to your children

• Show your part of the U.S. to an outstanding young person or teacher from another country

  • Meet your community leaders by participating in AFS activities
  • See the U.S. and our culture through new eyes

• Develop a lifelong connection with your hosted participant and his or her family

• Help an outstanding young person or teacher grow into a more confident and knowledgeable adult