Host a Student
Host an international student and join us in promoting a country of cultural awareness and compassion by living and learning together!
Your role as a host family is to provide a caring and supportive environment for your exchange student. The student’s family life is the foundation of their experience here in the U.S. We hope that you encourage your student to learn about American culture through experiences with family, friends, school, and within the community. There are many different types of host families, including single parents, families with or without children, empty nesters and retirees. We require that host parents are at least 25 years of age and are able to take on the financial responsibility of hosting.
Quest provides host families a network of support both at the local level as well as from our National Office. The Quest Local Coordinator is available to help with any difficulties or concerns you or your family may have during the hosting experience. Pre-arrival orientation is conducted giving you detailed information about the hosting experience and the opportunity to ask questions. Your family and exchange student will be given a student arrival orientation where house rules and expectations are discussed to ensure all participants have a mutual understanding of responsibilities.
Quest has 20 years of experience in the student exchange industry. The Quest team truly understands the challenges that students and host families may face. All of our team members have lived abroad and learned other languages while overcoming cultural differences. This understanding and compassion are transmitted through Quest’s exceptional customer service. As a nonprofit organization, we hope to bring the opportunity of a U.S. education to underprivileged students from around the world.
Quest Host Families are often the defining feature of a student’s program and provide our students with the most intimate experience of life in the USA. Student gratitude and appreciation for their experiences are most often credited to their host family.
Now, more than ever, Americans want to show the world that we are people who embrace cultural diversity and global acceptance. Host an international student and join us in promoting a country of cultural awareness and compassion by living and learning together!
We provide educational experiences for students to learn about world cultures, religions, customs, and the successes of other countries. Most of our students live with a host family, giving them an opportunity to develop their own view of their destination country with real-life experiences. Quest gives scholarships to students from all over the world, including, most recently, to students from the U.S., Africa, Slovakia and Brazil. We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for students who cannot meet the financial obligations of exchange programs. We engage a team of volunteers to help us raise funds that afford underprivileged students the opportunity for education abroad. It is through these cultural exchanges that we build cross-cultural understanding and promote peace within our local, domestic and global communities.
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