Host a Foreign Student in Oregon

 “We had a very good previous experience.” John B. – Oregon

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

If you think education is the most important thing, here is your chance to back that up. Host an exchange student

In the 2019-20 Academic Year, 10,705 international students studied in the state of Oregon.  1,140 of these students attended high school or secondary schools in Oregon and most of them lived with host families.

With over 100,000 exchange students arriving every year in the U.S., Oregon 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.

International representatives travel the globe in 75 countries to bring the best students to America.

Girl in FieldForeign Students –

  • Have their own money for the Zoo, Aquarium, Museum or for spending on the items they want at the mall or going to the movies, etc.
  • Are medically insured through the program.
  • Have an English proficiency rate of at least 70%.
  • Are high school students aged 15-18.
  • Receive a thorough medical exam before leaving their country.
  • Keep good grades at their home country high school.

Local agents recruit the finest Oregon families for the exchange students.

A Host Family –

  • Can come in all varieties.
  • Is interested in global affairs.
  • Is open-minded, receptive, and loving.
  • Is proud to share their culture.
  • Has a desire to learn about other cultures.
  • Is looking to help promote peace through cultural exchange.

Any capable Oregon 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, outings, and events. For great deals on interesting experiences for the whole family, visit Groupon Oregon.

Over 1,000,000 exchange students in college and high school come to the U.S. each year. Hundreds of those students stay with Oregon Host Families. Let us help you find an exchange student to host who will be a perfect fit for your Oregon family.

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 Oregon

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: 347
  • Total Number of Students on J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa: 793
  • Total Number of F-1 and J-1 Visa Students (Secondary Students): 1,140
  • Total number of SEVIS Certified schools and universities in Oregon which are approved to provide student visas to international students: 226

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