How is it being an ETC host family?

How is it being an ETC host family? What are the benefits of hosting an exchange student?

Here are some of the questions our host family answered in our Instagram Live interview!

We are seeking volunteer host families for 2023

Please let us know of any families you think have the willingness and resources to help one of our exchange students. Exchange students come from one of these countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Paraguay, South Korea, Spain, and Vietnam.

Learn more about how you can help an exchange student in 2023!

“I will say becoming a host family was one of the best experiences of my life! We gained new family members from Italy…and Italy gained a piece of my heart! The entire experience was amazing….absolutely amazing!” – Angela (ETC host mom)

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(503) 222-9803 in Portland
(877) 222-9803 Toll Free
Fax: (503) 227-7224


1029 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205