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Host an exchange student and bring the world home!

Original post made by Kate C., Mountain View, on Jun 24, 2012

AFS in the Peninsula is looking for host families for our newest exchange students for the 2012-2013 school year! Welcome a student into your home for a school year, a semester, or even just a few days. Read below for more information on this experience of a lifetime. To contact someone locally for more info, or if you'd like to start the process of bringing a student home, submit an interest form on the AFS website Web Link

Did you know that the world can fit into your home? You could find out by hosting an AFS participant from one of more than 50 AFS countries!

AFS host families are people who care about youth, education and the future. Some have teenagers, others have young children or children who have already left home, or no children at all. Some host parents are married. Some are single.

AFS families live on farms, in small towns, in suburbs and in city apartments. They are of all races and nationalities. They are people who are willing to take time to share with a new son or daughter.

AFS families receive no pay; getting a new son or daughter is the reward! Hosting creates a lifetime friendship with another person – and often – with another family in a different part of the world. Hosts also benefit from friendships with people who have an international perspective and by participating in AFS activities with them.

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