OCEAN is a non-profit organization which sponsors international exchange students, ages 15-18, and places them in volunteer host families and high schools throughout the U.S. for an academic year. The purpose of our program is to promote international understanding, cultural awareness and academic excellence.
Host families come in all shapes and sizes, to include single persons, empty nesters, and couples both with and without children. Families are required to provide the student with room and board, as well as a loving family environment.
Host families must complete an application packet, provide at least 3 personal references, and agree to undergo a criminal background check. Families will also be visited in their home by an OCEAN representative.
We are currently in need of host families for students from the following countries: Brazil, France, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.
This is a great opportunity to learn about another country and culture without ever leaving your home.