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Help a young person make a dream come true! Host an international student in your home!

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Help a young person make a dream come true! Host an international student in your home!

Academic Year in America is looking for volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to high school exchange students, between the ages of 15 and 18, from all over the world! By becoming an AYA host family, you can make a difference in the life of a a teenager while enjoying one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of your life. Hosting creates life time friendships and will expand your mind and your family globally! Have children? Hosting introduces global awareness, cultural sensitivity and international education to children of all ages.

Hosting is a great way to volunteer, expand your family's cultural awareness and make a difference in the life of a young person, without having to leaving to home.

Host families need to provide:

- A bedroom for the student (can be shared with a sibling of the same gender and close in age)

-3 quality meals per day

-transportation to and from school if a school bus is not provided

-a caring and nurturing family environment; a willingness to share your culture and traditions and learn about your students customs and values!

AYA host families come from diverse backgrounds and communities across the U.S. Families with or without children can host. Empty nesters, retirees, single parents, and single individuals all benefit from hosting with AYA. All it takes is a genuine willingness to share your home and hearts with a young person from another country!

Academic Year in America is looking for volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to high school exchange students, between the ages of 15 and 18, from all over the world! By becoming an AYA host family, you can make a difference in…

Details at a Glance

  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Frisco, TX, USA

How to Apply

Visit our website to start viewing student snapshots ! Once you register a member of our team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about hosting, cultural exchange or Academic Year in America! Have specific questions? Send us an email and we'll get back to you right away!

Hosting Requirements

-Host parents must 25 years or older and complete a host family application

-All household members 18 years and over complete criminal background checks

-Hosting is a volunteer opportunity. Families who may be receiving government assistance for food or housing are not eligible to host, but can apply when assistance is no longer needed.

-An AYA Local Coordinator will support you through the whole process, help you find a great student and conduct all the host family screening, including reference checks and an in-home interview prior to approval.

Visit our website to start viewing student snapshots ! Once you register a member of our team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about hosting, cultural exchange or…

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