Are You Ready To Host An International Exchange Student?Impact a culture? Change a life? If yes...we are looking for you!
Change a Life, Host with FLAG!
Since 1989, over 5,000 wonderful American families have welcomed a FLAG international student into their home!
Each year, FLAG brings more than 500 students from over 51 countries into the U.S. on FLAG programs to study in high schools & universities and live with host families. Choosing to become a host parent means you are willing to accept an international exchange student into your home and provide a loving, nurturing family environment. By hosting an exchange student, you will open yourself and your loved ones to a new world of culture and unforgettable experiences!
At FLAG, we’re always looking for outstanding host parents! Families are always telling us that hosting a student has brought an unforgettable experience to themselves, their communities, their exchange students, and our global community. Over 60% of the time, FLAG students have come back later to visit their host families or host families have visited their students’ home countries. By hosting, you are bringing the world together one friendship at a time!
If you are interested in becoming a host parent, FLAG invites you to complete our online host family application. On the application, you’ll be asked to write about yourself, your household, your community and your lifestyle. After the application is submitted, the host family is required to complete background checks and paperwork (*Please note that all household members aged 18 and older are required to complete a criminal background check). From there, the family will be contacted by a FLAG Local Coordinator who will assist with the entire process which includes reviewing student profiles and making a match. Afterward, your assigned FLAG Local Coordinator will also assist with the arrival, departure and support of your student, and assist you and your family throughout the entire exchange experience.
If you would like more information and learn about the hosting experience as a whole, FLAG invites you to contact us directly at 1-800-942-3524 (FLAG) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find Your Student
Log-in to our search application to learn about the amazing FLAG students who are looking for host families for the upcoming school year. See an international student who you feel would be a great addition to your family? Contact us to take the next steps!