Where can I get information about having a foreign exchange student?
I commend you on your interest in this! I am a 5-time host mom and new volunteer with a program called Youth For Understanding (YFU). I could talk for hours about our kids! As the school year has already begun, the first thing that your family would need to do is find out if your school will accept an exchange student. Many schools have application deadlines in the summer for the fall semester but may take students for the spring semester. Talk to you counselor at school. (If you contact an exchange program, this will probably be one of the first things they do.) When my husband and I started hosting with YFU, the first thing we did was contact programs on the CSIET (Council for Standards on International Exchange Travel) list. YFU was the program that responded the most to our needs. Therefore, while there are several other reputable programs around, I can only speak for YFU. I suggest checking out their website (yfu-usa.org). It has a ton of information. You can request additional in