If so, you qualify to be a host family! There are many benefits to welcoming an international student into your home.
We believe that one relationship has the power to positively and completely change your life, along with the life of an international student. When you volunteer to host a foreign exchange student, you will add a new family member to your home. This family member may take the form of a brother or sister for your child, a son, daughter, or even a grandchild for you. This diversity in your home will spark new energy and vitality that will extend to your family, your local school, community, and most importantly to the world.
As a F.A.C.E. host family, you will offer an open-minded and hardworking high school student the opportunity to:
F.A.C.E. is a non-profit organization with U.S. Department of State designation that manages J1 high school exchange programs. We feel that a beneficial exchange organization must have a personal relationship with both the students, and the host families. F.A.C.E. has over 25 years of experience in placing students with compatible American host families. We believe in the importance of building strong relationships with our host families and students, and we provide several layers of support to make certain that all the participants’ experience is positive and memorable. Our local, regional and national staff all share the same passion for cultural exchange and are available to answer questions and handle problems so that you, as the host family, can concentrate on the most important and rewarding task—providing a foreign high school student with knowledge and insight into America and its diverse culture.
The Foundation for Academic Exchange is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to promote global understanding and tolerance through student cultural exchange programs for high school students from around the world. Over the years, F.A.C.E. has provided students with an invaluable perspective on numerous cultures. This immersion experience produces a more profound understanding of their own native culture and its role in the global community. We believe this cross-cultural exchange is an important part of developing tolerance between cultures.