Are you interested in experiencing another culture without having to leave the comfort of your own home? Then hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student may be for you! 
Host families come in all shapes and sizes and are willing to welcome a high-school student into their home. Hosting a student gives your family the ability to share your culture and learn about the student's culture, which creates opportunities for developing long lasting relationships. 
The specific details of hosting a student varies slightly by student and Rotary club. If you are interested in starting a conversation about potentially hosting, complete the survey at the link below and a Rotarian will be in contact with you. Thank you!

Hosting A Student

Watch the video:
Become a Host Family


Download a Primer for Host families (PDF).

What responsibilities will I have as a host family?

To accept the exchange student as a new member of your family. The student will be governed not only by the rules of the program but by the rules of your household. You are responsible for the safety of the exchange student the same as for your own children. Although you might have a bit more of the soccer mom or dad for normal everyday activities it is not your responsibility to act as a taxi service of a tour guide. Rotarians for the hosting club will be helping in these areas.

How long would I host a student?

If you volunteer to be a hosting family you can expect a student to live with you for about 3-4 months, but it varies depending on how many families are involved, when the move date is convenient for the families and the student, holidays, vacations, etc.

What are my obligations as a host family?

The easiest way to explain this is to say that your exchange student should be treated as you would treat your own child. The only area you will probably have outside help will be transportation. Otherwise, consider yourself to have another son or daughter. Entering into hosting with this frame of mind is the most rewarding. Ask any family that has hosted before.