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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