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 Noah

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Photography, cars, cooking, gym, volleyball, animals Noah thanks his future family for their kindness in extending him this opportunity. Noah loves animals and has always wanted one, no matter what kind. The hobby he enjoys the...

AY24 Carlos

| Spain | Age 17 | Male | Interests: sports news, soccer, world news, hangout with friends, economics, travel, nature Carlos enjoys spending time with friends, playing sports like soccer, athletics, skiing, and paddle tennis. He also likes watching soccer, Formula 1,...

AY24 Julia

| Spain | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Singing, dance, drama, reading, listening to music, Taylor Swift, walking, traveling Julia is an extrovert, hardworking, and passionate about music, dance, and theater. She enjoys reading books on mysteries and murders and...

AY24 Lesse

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: dirt bike, sports, violin, gym, traveling  Lasse is passionate about sports, especially boxing and gym sessions. He values his family and friends and enjoys spending time with them. Activities include exploration, coffee dates,...

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 Emily

| Ecuador | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Fitness, crafts, spending time with family, cooking, traveling Emily is excited about her exchange year. She describes herself as open-minded, happy, friendly, and enthusiastic. She enjoys traveling, planning activities,...

AY24 Yokutkhon

| Uzbekistan | Age 15 | Female | Interests:Physics club, volunteering, cycling, science, experiments, reading Yokutkhon enjoys cooking and cycling with her family. She enjoys reading and her favorite subject is chemistry. She is eager to travel and explore new...

AY24 Eric

| Germany | Age 17 | Male | Interests: Meeting with friends, basketball, go to the theater, musicals, trying new friends Eric from Germany expresses gratitude for the opportunity to study abroad. He visited America last year and loved every place, describing each...

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 Johann

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Local youth club, piano, volunteer, soccer Johann is eager to embark on a year-long adventure in a new country. He enjoys sports, history, chemistry, and English, plays soccer, volunteers at a church, and plays the piano. He...

AY24 Noah

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Photography, cars, cooking, gym, volleyball, animals Noah thanks his future family for their kindness in extending him this opportunity. Noah loves animals and has always wanted one, no matter what kind. The hobby he enjoys the...

AY24 Vincent

| France | Age 17 | Male | Interests: Discovering other cultures, Cooking , Learn new languages, soccer, gym, spending time with family Vincent expresses gratitude for the opportunity to join a family in the US for 10 months. He seeks new experiences, aims to become...

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 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 Lennart

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Playing games with my friends, photography, sports Lennart is very excited at the opportunity to join your family! He sees this exchange year as a chance to broaden his academic horizons, explore new cultures, make new...

AY24 Alessio

| Germany | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Playing soccer, listening to music, spending time with friends, shopping Alessio is excited to spend time abroad in the US with his host family. He enjoys family time, playing soccer, and playing piano. Alessio describes himself...

Recent News and Stories

Advice From Our 2023-2024 Exchange Students

Advice From Our 2023-2024 Exchange Students

As they finished up their exchange year, we asked our students to share a bit about their experience. Our biggest question was, what advice would you give a student considering coming to the US as an exchange student? Here are some of their responses…

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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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