Host a Foreign Student in Vermont

“I stayed in a German host family’s home, it was wonderful. My husband & I want to provide the same kind of experience.” Julie M. – Vermont

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

Helping others, should NEVER be about the money. Hosting high school exchange students is volunteer work at its finest level.

In the 2019-20 Academic Year, 1,549 international students studied in the state of Vermont.  401 of these students attended high school or secondary schools in Vermont and most of them lived with host families.

Vermont 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 Brazil, Columbia, Thailand, Belgium, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Spain, Italy, Krygystan, Mongolia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and others.

Looking for a short term summer hosting opportunity? We have partnered with Lets Boston! where families host a Spanish student for a month to show them what a New England summer is all about and help them expand their English language skills. Host a student today!

International agents travel the globe in 75 countries to bring the best and brightest exchange students here to the U.S.

LPI Learning HS StudentsVermont Exchange Students –

  • Have their own spending money to buy any incidental items they want or need; concert/sports tickets, books, etc.
  • Are insured medically via the program.
  • Have an English proficiency rate of at least 70%.
  • Are high school students between 15-18.
  • Receive a full medical exam before leaving their country.
  • Keep up good grades in their home country school.

Local representatives look for the best host families for our students.

Vermont Host Families –

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

Any mature Vermont resident may apply 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 Vermont.

Over 1,000,000 exchange students come to the U.S. each year. Dozens stay with Vermont Host Families. Let us help you find an exchange student to host who will be a perfect fit for your Vermont 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 Vermont

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: 300
  • Total Number of Students on J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa: 101
  • Total Number of F-1 and J-1 Visa Students (Secondary Students): 401
  • Total number of SEVIS Certified schools and universities in Vermont which are approved to provide student visas to international students: 82

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