September 14, 2016
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6 Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student

  1. You’ll learn about another culture and language – without leaving home.
  2. You’ll start a lifelong friendship with your new “son” or “daughter,” and when your student returns home you’ll have a friend in another country.
  3. Members of your family feel closer to each other through sharing your daily lives with an exchange student.
  4. If you have children, they’ll gain a broader perspective on the world, learning more about geography, communication and international cultures.
  5. If your children are young, they’ll probably enjoy having a brother or sister from another country.
  6. You will be a citizen diplomat by creating positive impressions about the United States and Americans, breaking stereotypes, and fostering mutual understanding and respect.

United States Department of State

Sharing cultures and building communities with high school exchange.

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