CETUSA Seeking Host Families Across the US!

Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is seeking host families across the U.S. to open doors to their homes, their communities, and their hearts for international high school exchange students.  Exchange students from Europe, South America, and Asia are being placed in volunteer host families for a semester or an academic year. Join the CETUSA family and step out into world like host Mom and CETUSA coordinator Kelly Leipprandt:


Kelly Leipprandt with Julia from Finland

“We choose to host exchange students to broaden the horizons of our young children. We want them to know that the world is big with many wonderful cultures. Our boys have embraced that.  They love looking at the map of the world to point out where our exchange students call home.”

CETUSA community coordinators are dedicated to helping students and host families make the most of this life changing experience.   Jill Lindenberg, a CETUSA Coordinator who has been hosting students for eleven years, has this to say about her experience:

“We initially began hosting as a way to give to others but have found that we have been given so much more than we give! We’ve been given the gift of love, extended family, laughter, opened minds, cultural awareness and too many amazing memories to count!!”

Jill, Marie from Denmark, and Jill's daughter Lauren

Jill, Marie from Denmark, and Jill’s daughter Lauren

CETUSA students are fully insured and come with their own spending money.  They expect to be treated as one of the household and want to live the life “of a typical American teenager”.  The host families are asked to provide a bed in either a shared or private bedroom, a place for the student to study, three meals a day, and a welcoming home environment.

Becoming a host family by emailing highschool@cetusa.org, visiting our website www.cetusa.org or by calling 888.238-8721.  CETUSA works with families with children, couples, empty nesters, or single households.  Open your heart and your home to begin your international adventure today!

About CETUSA: Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is a not-for-profit international student exchange organization coordinating exchange experiences for high school students, university students and young professionals with a mission “to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace and understanding” for the students, host families and communities that are part of the exchange experience.  CETUSA is a US Department of State Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) sponsor organization.