Host a Foreign Exchange Student in Columbus, Ohio

“We have hosted 4 children: 1 from Brazil, 1 from Bulgaria, and 2 from Thailand. Sheila W. – CO…”

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

If you understand that changing one life can possibly change the world, you should be a Host Family.

More than 100,000 exchange students arrive every year in the U.S., Almost any Columbus family can become part of the exciting world of student exchange. Exchange students will be arriving in August from countries such as South Korea, Columbia, Thailand, Belgium, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Spain, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Slovakia and others.

International agents cover the globe in 75 countries to bring the best students here to study abroad.

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Columbus, Ohio Foreign Exchange Students –

  • Come with their own spending money for buying the things they want or need, Zoo, Museum, sports or concert tickets, etc.
  • Come with their own medical insurance through the program.
  • Speak English at a skill level of at least 70%.
  • Are high school students aged 15-18.
  • Receive a full medical test prior to leaving their country.
  • Keep up good grades in their home country high school.

Local reps will find the finest Columbus host families for our students.

Columbus Families –

  • Come in all varieties and styles.
  • Are open-minded, receptive and attentive.
  • Are proud to share their local culture with others.
  • Are interested in global and world affairs.
  • Have a desire to learn more about other peoples.
  • Love helping others understand American culture.
  • Want to help promote peace through cultural exchange.

Any capable Columbus resident can submit an application to be a host family. A host family 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 interesting experiences for the whole family, visit Groupon Columbus.

Over 100,000 high school and college aged exchange students come to the U.S. each year. Dozens of students stay with Columbus area families. Let us help you find the perfect student to host who will fit your family.

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