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Discover The Benefits of Hosting With Short Term Exchange Students

Experience the advantages of hosting students from different cultures with our short term exchange program students from Japan, Germany, China and many other countries.

June 30-July 18, 2016

Discover the many benefits of hosting with short term exchanges. Students from China, Germany,  and many more countries want to learn more about your family and traditions as well as the American culture. Get ready to experience our American Independence Day as you never have before; from the eyes of an international student eager to learn as much as they can about US culture. For the summer of 2016, we are excited to provide short term hosting programs in the cities and surrounding suburban areas listed below.

 Students receive English language instruction three days per week and participate in visits to cultural and community sites and events chaperoned by YFU volunteers. Two-to-three days per week are dedicated to spending time with you, their YFU host family. Participants are eager to increase their English proficiency, make friends and contribute to American family life. 

Summer Cultural and Study Tour participants have a basic level of English language understanding and keen interest in learning about US history and culture. Families who open their homes to these students provide accommodations, meals and supportive parenting for a most meaningful short-term summer intercultural experience!

Host families in Washington, DC; Houston, TX; Boston, MA, Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Grand Rapids, MI and the surrounding areas are encouraged to get involved! Contact YFU short term Coordinators for these hosting opportunities at 1.800.TEENAGE (800.833.6243).

Please Note:  These programs will have minimum participant requirements and the programs may be cancelled or combined in one of the cities.  These decisions will be made in April and all applicants will receive communication if any changes are necessary.

If you are considering hosting, a Chinese child is an awesome experience. You will experience more because of the cultural difference. Let the child adjust and enjoy their joy. They are incredible kids. I really feel like I have another daughter.
— Peter and Agnes Lynch, Wethersfield, CT
We believe we met an outstanding young man who was courteous, respectful of our values, and a true ambassador for the country of China.
— Jim and Judy Gilliland, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

June 30 to July 18, 2016

View the itinerary for all cities.

  • Washington, DC - China , German & Multi-National Group
  • Houston, TX - China & Multi-National Group
  • Boston, MA - China & Multi-National Group
  • Denver, CO - Multi-National Group
  • Minneapolis, MN - Multi-National Group
  • St. Louis, MO - Multi-National Group
  • Grand Rapids, MI - Multi-National Group