hosting a foreign exchange student. Host Family Story.

We are currently hosting a foreign exchange student

We’re so thankful to have her in our lives + she will forever be a part of our family.

“Her name is Mayi + yesterday was her 17th birthday. We are so thankful that we got to spend the day with her. We had a blast celebrating and eating homemade chocolate chip cookies (her fav)”. 

“Her time with us is almost halfway over. That’s sad to think about, but we understand she has a life back home too. We’re so excited to go back to Spain with her + meet her family”. 

“I try not to post about Mayi too often because I never want her to feel like she has to share her life with seven thousand people lol, but she’s the cutest. If you are subscribed to our youtube channel, you know she makes a lot of appearances on there. She makes the vlogs much more interesting lol”.

“We’re so thankful to have you in our lives + you’ll forever be a part of our family”. 

"We’re so thankful to have you in our lives + you’ll forever be a part of our family".

McKenna  (ETC host mom)


Hosting may allow your family to exchange in a wonderful cultural experience with a foreign student that may develop into a deeper bond. You might be surprised by just how much your family and community has to offer to a student looking for an abroad experience. Every family looks different and has different needs and way of life. If you’re considering welcoming an exchange student into your life and home, it’s crucial that you choose the right program and coordinator that will guide you through the student selection process and assist in planning and support throughout the student’s time in the United States. If you have any questions at all or would like to learn more about the specifics about the ETC experience, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

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