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.

 

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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 Blanca

| Spain | Age 16 | Female | Interests: sailing, gymnastics, piano Blanca is a 16-year-old girl from Spain who enjoys the beach and water sports and grew up sailing. She considers herself an optimist and hopes to spread happiness wherever she goes. Blanca loves nature...

AY24 Ahmed

| Kenya | Age 16 | Male | Interests:Reading, learning Arabic, family time, watching movies, global connections Ahmed describes himself as open, honest, and fair. His family enjoys watching movies together. He helps with chores and values the family bond. Ahmed likes...

AY24 Justus

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: cycling, fishing, reading Justus thinks family is important and considers them a big part of his life. He also enjoys spending time with friends, hanging out on the beach, and playing volleyball and water-related sports. He...

AY24 Ayalguu

| Mongolia | Age 15 | Male | Interests: Chess, dress, family, swimming, volleyball, art Ayalguu is a 15-year-old 9th-grade student from a family of six. Ayalguu enjoys painting, biking, walking, and exploring. He plans on improving his English skills and has a dream...

AY24 Ece

| Turkey | Age 16 | Female | Interests: I like listening music, watching movies, visiting different places, traveling and hanging out with my friends. I am interested in Formula 1 races (huge fan of Ferrari) Ece enjoys school and spending time with her friends there....

AY24 Didegul

| Turkey | Age 16 | Female | Interests: reading, cooking, swimming, editing, playing guitar, pilates, skating Didegul enjoys cooking, reading, playing guitar, painting, tennis, and music. She is outgoing, loves family activities, and dreams of creating warm memories...

AY24 Konstantin

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: playing card games, going to the movies, soccer, hiking, being outdoors, adventure Konstantin is hoping to follow his brother's footsteps and go on an exchange year. He enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends, and...

AY24 Nafisya

| Indonesia | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Reading, self-teaching, piano, swimming, cooking, YES 2024 Nafisya, also known as Naf, is a helpful and active person who enjoys playing basketball, doing gymnastics, and listening to music. She also takes taekwondo classes,...

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 Nicolas

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Swimming, drums, soccer, traveling, gastronomy Nicolas goes by Nico. His hobbies are playing soccer, drumming, sailing, and meeting friends. He plays soccer because he loves to be around his peers and be part of a team. He works...

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 Justus

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: cycling, fishing, reading Justus thinks family is important and considers them a big part of his life. He also enjoys spending time with friends, hanging out on the beach, and playing volleyball and water-related sports. He...

AY24 Marta

| Spain | Age 14 | Female | Interests: reading, acting, psychology, listening to music, singing, cook desserts Marta expresses gratitude for the opportunity to come to the US and aims to make her time enjoyable for both parties. She dreams of visiting the United...

AY24 Axel

| France | Age 16 | Male | Interests:watching films, listening music, playing video games, being with my friends, spending time with my family. Axel is a positive teenager who enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures, listening to music, watching movies, and...

AY24 Jonathan

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Board games, card games, sports, watching movies, spending time with friends Jonathan is thankful to his future host family for providing him with this opportunity. He enjoys playing table tennis and volleyball. He also like...

AY24 Fanny

| France | Age 15 | Female | Interests: fashion, collecting fashion books, cooking desserts, shopping, music, criminology Fanny is a cheerful, enthusiastic, smiling girl who loves to laugh.She loves to go shopping, take good care of herself, go to the sea, play with...

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...

Recent News and Stories

BFF Basketball Game

BFF Basketball Game

BFF Basketball Game Students from North Carolina came together to participate in a basketball game at the GlenAire retirement community in Cary, NC. The students, families, and BFF team had a wonderful evening, providing a fun send-off for the students who will soon...

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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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