Host a Foreign Student in Colorado

 “We’ve already hosted 1 student from Japan and it was a good experience for my whole family.”

Raymond B. – Colorado

Exchange students from all over the world will arrive in Colorado!

Would you be proud to share American culture and opportunity with others? You can! Host an exchange student.

In the 2019-20 Academic Year, 11,631 international students studied in the state of Colorado.  808 of these students attended high school or secondary schools in Colorado and most of them lived with host families.

Colorado host family homes are welcomed to become part of the exciting world of student exchange. Exchange students will be arriving in August from countries such as Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Columbia, Thailand, Belgium, Mexico, Ecuador, and others.

Our international agents scour the globe in 75 countries to bring the best and brightest exchange students here to the United States to study abroad.

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International Colorado Exchange Students –

  • Come with their own spending money for the Zoo, Coors Field, Botanical Gardens plus any incidentals they want or need.
  • Are insured medically completely through the program.
  • Have an English proficiency rate of at least 70%.
  • Are high school students between the ages of 15-18.
  • Receive a thorough medical exam prior to leaving their country.
  • Maintain at least a C average in their home country high school.

Local representatives look for the finest families for our students.

Colorado Host Families –

  • Come in all types, varieties, and styles.
  • Have an interest in world affairs.
  • Are open-minded to change, receptive and loving.
  • Are proud to share the American culture with other peoples.
  • Want to learn more about other cultures.
  • Have a desire to help promote peace through cultural exchange.

Any reliable Colorado resident may apply to be a host family. Host families can be a single person, single parents, grandparents. Whether you live in a house, town home, condo, or apartment, you can host a foreign exchange student.

Host families are encouraged to include their exchange students in family activities, events, and outings.  For great deals on experiences for the whole family in Colorado visit Groupon Colorado.

Over 1,000,000 high school and college-aged exchange students come to the U.S. each year. Hundreds of those students stay with Colorado Host Families. A student who will be a perfect fit for your family is out there waiting for you.

If you know someone in Colorado who might be interested in hosting an exchange student, please ask them to call or have them visit Colorado Host Families

If you are interested in becoming a host family, click here to get more information.
If you are interested in becoming a student, click here to get more information.

Key International Student Statistics for Colorado

Total International Students and Economic Contribution from NAFSA

High School/Secondary Student Statistics from CSIET and US Department of Homeland Security

  • Total Number of Students on F-1 Student Visa: 182
  • Total Number of Students on J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa: 626
  • Total Number of F-1 and J-1 Visa Students (Secondary Students): 808
  • Total number of SEVIS Certified schools and universities in Colorado which are approved to provide student visas to international students: 302

If you are interested in hosting an international student or are an international student and would like to apply to a US institution, Call us Today! at +1 (203) 285-6767.


*F-1 Secondary Students by State: Department of Homeland Security SEVIS Data Mapping Tool, March 2021 Statistics

**J-1 Secondary Students: Council on Standards for International Education and Travel (CSIET) 2018-19 J-1 Students by State Data

***Total International Students and Economic Value Statistics: NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2019-20 Economic Value Statistics

****Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools: Department of Homeland Security SEVIS School List March 2021