Host a Foreign Student in St. Louis

 “My family hosted a foreign exchange student when I was growing up and it was one of the best experiences of my life. My oldest is at college and there is room in my home. Nanette E. – ID…”

Exchange students from all over the world will arrive in St. Louis!

Broaden your family and its experience by hosting a foreign exchange student! Students who live with families in the St. Louis area can attend Lutheran High School North or South – two of our partner schools. Families who host a student attending Lutheran North or South will receive a $750 monthly stipend!

In 2014 there were a total of 106,712 high school exchange students. Missouri families hosted 1,421 students!

Missouri  host family homes are welcomed to become part of the exciting world of student exchange. Exchange students will be arriving in August!

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Missouri Exchange Students –

  • Come with their own spending money
  • Are fully medically insured throughout the program
  • Speak English
  • Are high school students between the ages of 15-18
  • Have a thorough medical exam before leaving home
  • Maintain good academic standing

Local representatives are committed to recruiting the finest host families for our students.

Missouri Families –

  • Come in all varieties, styles and types
  • Are interested in world and global affairs
  • Are open-minded, attentive and loving
  • Are proud to share their local culture with others
  • Have a desire to learn more about other cultures, peoples and languages
  • Are looking to help promote peace through cultural exchange
  • Provide a student with 3 meals a day
  • Have a bed for the student

Any capable Missouri resident may apply to be a host. 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. Explore St. Louis
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Over 100,000 foreign students come to the U.S. each year. Dozens of those students stay with Missouri Host Families. Let us help you find an exchange student to host who will be a perfect fit for your Missouri 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.