Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc., a non-profit organization, has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in the Hudson Valley area are invited to reach across borders and host a high school-aged exchange student for the semester or academic year. Visit internationalfellowship.org.
Students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and tender loving care.
Hosts can be married, single, have kids, no kids – even grandparents can apply. It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about hosting. Call 1-800-647-8839, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Westfield, New York 14787, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.