If you ever thought that expensive traveling was the only way to get to experience different cultures- think again. Non-profits such as International Student Exchange (ISEUSA) give families the opportunity to host an international student from any part of the world. You get a full year to create a long, life-changing bond with your new son or daughter. ISEUSA has representatives throughout the nation and one of them happens to live right here in Ormond Beach, Clarissa Chase.
Clarissa has been a part of ISEUSA for years and has grown her family because of it. She has hosted multiple international students and enriched their lives by teaching them the American way of life. In exchange, her family has experienced a life-changing view of the world. One of acceptance and diversity.
International Student Exchange is a non-profit high school exchange program committed to bringing the people of the world together while fostering international peace through local action. Our programs have been enriching lives since 1982, and we take great pride in providing only the highest-quality service to our students, families, schools, and local communities.
HOW DOES HOSTING WORK?
During the program, host parents treat their new son or daughter exactly as they would their own children. By the time he or she completes the program, they will have become a part of the very fabric of your family. The bonds formed through hosting last a lifetime and the friendships formed help shape the image of America abroad while bringing awareness and understanding of foreign culture to our local communities. Apply to host.
WHY WOULD I HOST?
Through hosting, you get to give and receive the gift of experiencing a new culture to your family, a student from another country, and your local community. In doing this, you make a difference on a global scale – international friendship grows best when it’s personal and local. Host families also encourage international goodwill, understanding, and curiosity in their local schools and larger community while enriching their day-to-day family life. FAQ.
WHO CAN HOST A STUDENT?
Our host families are anything but “typical” and are representative of American diversity. Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, and families with teenagers have all had successful hosting experiences. The most important criteria for a host family is a genuine interest to share American culture with a foreign student while caring for the well-being of the student. Resources.