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Open your home to the world!

Each year, 40+ exchange students from all over the world come to Dallas-Fort Worth on AFS programs to study in high schools and live with host families. By hosting an AFS Exchange Student in your home, you will start seeing the world differently!
Aug 23, 2019
23.5 Hours
1,260 Needed
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AFS-USA Exchange Students come from more than 90 countries around the world to live with a host family like yours and to study at an American high school. Host families help us build a more just and peaceful world by opening their home and heart to an exchange student for free. This life-changing experience impacts not only the student and the host family, but also the community at large!

Your local volunteer will share student profiles that match your interests and lifestyle so both your family and exchange student can get the most out of the intercultural experience.

As a leader in international high school exchange for more than 70 years, AFS differs from many other exchange organizations. Among the most important distinctions is that AFS has a network of thousands of volunteers in the US (70+ in DFW), many of whom have hosted themselves or studied abroad with AFS. These local volunteers support families, students, and schools in gaining the most from the hosting experience.

Hosting an exchange student means more than providing a bed and meals. As an AFS Host Family, you’ll welcome a new member into your home, share your everyday lives, and grow as you get to know one another. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family and community by hosting a student from another culture. Have a life-changing experience in your own home.

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