Be a Host Family

Now more than ever, there is a need in our world for more cultural understanding. You can be a powerful voice in this movement by volunteering to host an international exchange student. Becoming a host family will not only energize everyone in your family, but create a positive and meaningful experience that will endure long after your student has departed. The diversity that is our country’s heritage is something we hope to reflect in all our programs. ERDT enVision finds homes that generate warmth and friendliness. Our host families must provide a room and meals for their student.

ERDT Exchange Program Coordinators (EPCs) carefully screen host families without consideration of race, religion, national origin, or profession, selecting candidates who are truly interested in sharing a cross-cultural experience. Qualities that are sought in host families are interest, flexibility, happiness, stability, sense of humor, and kindness. In matching host families with students, many factors are taken into consideration, among them compatibility of interests, compatibility of personalities (as indicated in interviews with the families and letters from the students), and ages of the host family members.

Experience meaningful and life changing moments as an enVision host family.

Families can choose from a variety of homestay programs:

If you are interested in volunteering as a host family, or would like more information, click here.