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Published on April 25, 2013, by in Au Pair.

Are you interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, but aren’t sure how to start the process? There are several different factors you need to consider before allowing an exchange student into your home, and preconceived notions that may have been holding you back from hosting that are nothing more than myths. For instance, many people mistakenly believe that you have to have kids and that they need to be the same age as the exchange student you’re hosting. This isn’t true; what you do need to have, however, is a bed for the student to sleep in, to keep the student well-fed and to provide a normal family environment. While a separate room for the student is not mandatory, it is an added plus and can do wonders in making the student feel more at home. There are ample resources available for families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, and the following 15 blogs can help clear up many of the questions you’re facing regarding what it means to be a host family

Who to Contact

Clueless about how to get started as a host family? These five blog posts will give you some sources to check into and can help you find a group that is right for you and your family.

Why You Should Host

The benefits of becoming a host family are endless and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about another culture and to educate your children without leaving the comfort of your own home. Many families who host an exchange student find that the student isn’t just someone staying in their home for an extended period of time, but someone who becomes a lifelong friend. Take a look at these five blog entries to learn more about the benefits of hosting.

How to Welcome a Student

Once you decide to host a student, what do you do next?  How do you welcome him into your home and make him feel like a member of your family? For answers to these questions and more, take a look at these five blog articles.

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