Host a Foreign Exchange Student in Grand Rapids, Michigan
“I loved it the last time, and would really like to experience it again.” Sarah S. – MI
Exchange students from all over the world will arrive in Grand Rapids !
Broaden your family and its experience by hosting a foreign exchange student.
With over 100,000 exchange students arriving every year in the U.S., Grand Rapids 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, France, Spain, Italy, Krygystan, Mongolia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine and others.
International agents cross the globe in 75 countries to bring the brightest students here to study abroad.
International Exchange Students –
- Have their own money for spending at the Zoo, Waterpark, etc or for buying any incidentals they may want or need.
- Are completely insured medically through the program during their time in Grand Rapids.
- Have an English proficiency rate of at least 70%.
- Are high school students between the ages of 15-18.
- Receive a full medical exam before leaving their country.
- Maintain good grades at home.
Local reps look for the best families for our exchange students.
Grand Rapids Host Families –
- Come in all varieties and styles.
- Are interested in global, worldwide affairs.
- Are open-minded and receptive.
- Are proud to share their culture.
- Have a desire to learn about other cultures.
- Would like to help promote peace through cultural exchange.
Any mature Grand Rapids resident can apply to be a 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, outings, and events. For great deals on interesting experiences for the whole family, visit Groupon Grand Rapids.
Over 100,000 exchange students come to the U.S. each year. Hundreds of those students stay with Grand Rapids area families. Let us help you find an exchange student to host who will be a perfect fit for your Grand Rapids family.