Host An Exchange Student

Wrap your arms around the world and become a host family

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Host An Exchange Student

Wrap your arms around the world and become a host family

Find my student

Host with BFF

Hosting an exchange student provides a unique opportunity to change the world for the better without leaving the comfort of your home. Our office dedicates its time to providing host families with the necessary support throughout their experience.

Study with BFF

The BFF program places exchange students all over the United States. Our team dedicates time to creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for participants to experience a new country, learn about different cultures, and attend school in a unique environment.

Work with BFF

Are you seeking a part-time, flexible position and the ability to positively impact teens locally and globally? If so, you might be interested in exploring opportunities to work with BFF, which focuses on helping teens and families build cultural bridges.

About BFF

Founded in January 2014, BFF is an exchange student organization created from a true passion for international education. Our dedicated community advisors work closely with host families, high schools, and students to promote world peace by cultivating opportunities for cultural and educational exchanges. We bring the international traveler and the host family together to create meaningful relationships through which we celebrate our differences and similarities.

About BFF

Founded in January 2014, BFF is an exchange student organization created from a true passion for international education. Our dedicated community advisors work closely with host families, high schools, and students to promote world peace by cultivating opportunities for cultural and educational exchanges. We bring the international traveler and the host family together to create meaningful relationships through which we celebrate our differences and similarities.

Current Available Students

Are you interested in hosting? Check out our available students seeking loving families for the upcoming year. Browse through their profiles and find your perfect match!

AY24 Saida

| Albania | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Learning languages, mentorship club, career club, science olympiads, piano Saida is excited to join your family. She is eager to learn about their way of life, share her culture, and help wherever possible, whether with chores...

AY24 Yusuf

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Soccer, video games, traveling, basketball Yusuf is a social, open-minded person who enjoys interacting with people and animals. He lives with his family and enjoys playing soccer, the guitar, and video games in his free time. He...

AY24 Anna

| Italy | Age 16 | Female | Interests:listening to music, baking and crocheting, skincare, arts, dance Anna from Italy, goes to an artistic high school. She is very creative and enjoys drawing, crocheting, dancing, reading tragic love stories, and listening to music....

AY24 Clemence

| France | Age 15 | Female | Interests:cinema, music, fashion, fitness, dance, family time, languages, diplomacy, time with friends Clemence is hopeful about becoming an exchange student. She enjoys traveling, going to the city, dining out, visiting museums, shopping,...

AY24 Elisa

| France | Age 15 | Female | Interests: watching movies, reading, swimming, traveling, spending time with my friends, music, and gymnastic. Elisa enjoys sports like gymnastics and swimming, and has a close relationship with her sister. She is sociable, curious, and...

AY24 Olga

| Poland | Age 16 | Female | Interests: doing nails, psychology, ballroom dancing, art, drawing, traveling, singing Olga is a 16-year-old Polish student who is extroverted, optimistic, and open to meeting new people. She describes herself as fierce and creative. She...

AY24 Fatima

| Azerbaijan | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Volunteering, chess, youth ambassadors, traveling, cooking, watching tv, listening to music, FLEX 2024 Fatima describes herself as sociable and curious. She loves traveling, cooking, baking, listening to music, and watching...

AY24 Carla

| Spain | Age 15 | Female | Interests: volleyball, reading, listening to music, chess Carla comes from a small city near the beach. She can be shy at first but becomes extroverted and enthusiastic once she gets to know someone. She has moved four times and has a...

Current Available Students

Are you interested in hosting? Check out our available students seeking loving families for the upcoming year. Browse through their profiles and find your perfect match!

AY24 Aleksander

| Poland | Age 17 | Male | Interests:Video recording and editing, YouTube, Collection of Legos, chess, skiing, running, spending time with family, boxing Aleksander goes by Olek. He is from a village in Poland and loves spending time with his family. He is an only...

AY24 Hannah

| Germany | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Reading, listening to music, baking, volleyball, shopping, family time Hannah is grateful and excited to stay with her future host family. She describes herself as organized, independent, outgoing, active, friendly, and...

AY24 Elisa

| France | Age 15 | Female | Interests: watching movies, reading, swimming, traveling, spending time with my friends, music, and gymnastic. Elisa enjoys sports like gymnastics and swimming, and has a close relationship with her sister. She is sociable, curious, and...

AY24 Karla

| Spain | Age 16 | Female | Interests: singing, ukulele, guitar, piano, sports, boxing Karla is from a small island in Spain. She loves sports, music, TV shows, trying new food, and learning new things. She is teaching herself different instruments and loves trying...

AY24 Youssef

| Tunisia | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Astronomy, astrophysics, learning languages, gym training, software development, YES 2024 Youssef is an optimistic person who loves spending time with family and is very close with his sister. He is interested in foreign...

AY24 Fatima

| Azerbaijan | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Volunteering, chess, youth ambassadors, traveling, cooking, watching tv, listening to music, FLEX 2024 Fatima describes herself as sociable and curious. She loves traveling, cooking, baking, listening to music, and watching...

AY24 Dariia

| Ukraine | Age 17 | Female | Interests:School parliament, volunteering, hosting English speaking clubs, listening to music, business, art, guitar, dogs, YES 2024 Darria goes by Dasha and describes herself as outgoing, creative, grateful, and excited about trying new...

AY24 Gemma

| Spain | Age 15 | Female | Interests:Listen to music, Travel, camping, family time, nature, swimming, dancing Gemma is from a small village in Spain. Dancing and swimming are her hobbies and have been for as long as she can remember. She loves spending time with her...

Recent News and Stories

Community Advisor Story: Jessica Efird

Community Advisor Story: Jessica Efird

Since I began working with BFF in 2018, I've been the Community Advisor for students from 23 countries across four continents. It's expanded my worldview so much more than I could have anticipated. From learning about cultural norms to school systems to religious...

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