Open Your Doors to the World

Hosting is a vital part of a cultural exchange, immersing the student in a variety of activities while in the host country. The host family plays a large role in offering the student a view of another country and gains the opportunity to learn about a new culture from a young leader.

Hosting – A Culturally Rewarding Experience for the Entire Family

Hosting an exchange student can be a culturally rewarding experience for the entire family. Each day of the exchange, students and host families are reminded of the differences in cultures. Yet, they also discover the similarities. One culture is not superior to the other, just different in varying ways, and the process of discovering the differences and similarities can be fascinating and exciting.

Host Families Come in all Shapes and Sizes

Host families in the Rotary Youth Exchange program come in all shapes and sizes. They can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians and may include young children, older children, or no children at all.

Become A Rotary Host Family

Testimonials from past host families and program participants.

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The Basics
Common Misconceptions
It's A Tremendous Experience
Ask These Questions on the First Night
Set Expectations
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How to Become a Host Family

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