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 Saad

| Morocco | Age 17 | Male | Interests: Chess, soccer, technology, cyber security, operating systems, and game development, YES 2024 Saad has two siblings, both of them are younger than him. He enjoys traveling. He is passionate about anything related to technology...

AY24 Lana

| Germany | Age 15 | Female | Interests:Meeting friends, being in nature, traveling, baking, cooking, gym, nutrition, the beach Lana describes herself as ambitious, sensitive, and a normal girl. She enjoys weight lifting, learning languages, traveling, and dreams of...

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 Giorgia

| Italy | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Reading books, cooking, hiking with my family, and watching TV series Giorgia is a sixteen-year-old girl from a town on the eastern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Giorgia enjoys sports, spending time with friends, music, TV series,...

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 Ramazan

| Kyrgyzstan | Age 15 | Male | Interests:Table tennis, volunteering, singing, board games, dancing, art, nature, walks, FLEX 2024 Ramazan from Kyrgyzstan is very grateful for the opportunity to stay with a host family and learn about their culture. He describes...

AY24 Oyunsaikhan

| Mongolia | Age 15 | Female | Interests: Volleyball, music, podcasts, reading, FLEX 2024 Oyunsaikhan is a 15-year-old who lives with their parents, two younger brothers, and grandma. She enjoys listening to podcasts, music, and playing musical instruments....

AY24 Sivgech

| Cambodia | Age 15 | Female | Interests:Volunteering, Book collection, Cooking, Drawing, Guitar Science Sivgech is the eldest child of her family and she hopes to participate in an exchange year to grow, learn a new culture, and share her own. She enjoys studying and...

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 Marina

| Brazil | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Moving my body, I love always be doing some sport, Cooking, Reading books, Watching movies Marina is a communicative person who loves handball, going to the gym, cooking, music, and reading. She is competitive in both sports and...

AY24 Lilianna

| Poland | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Bridge, cooking, traveling, art, reading, dance, animals, horses, astrology, swimming Lilianna, who goes by Lila, is an independent, helpful, and creative girl who enjoys taking care of others, especially her brother. She loves...

AY24 Lee

| Cambodia | Age 16 | Female | Interests: cook, look after my moms shop, collect books, collect glasses, gardening, watching movies, drawing Lee, is the oldest daughter in her family and has two younger brothers. She helps with household chores and enjoys studying and...

AY24 Valentina

| Italy | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Traveling, reading, sport, Disney, volleyball Valentina loves traveling to learn about cultures and traditions. She values her family's support on her decision to come abroad. Despite fears of leaving home, she is up for any...

AY24 Lasse

| 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 Kalina

| Poland | Age 17 | Female | Interests: Fashion design, Reading, Travelling, East Asian cultures, Musical theatre Kalina, 16, studies with the IB program, enjoys cooking, reading, fashion, and anything related to showbiz. She has interests in history, foreign...

AY24 Arianna

| Italy | Age 16 | Female | Interests:the world of fashion, met gala, reading, skiing, swimming, going to the movies, listening to music, Taylor Swift Ariana enjoys music, reading books, going to the sea, movies, and skiing with cousins.She loves Taylor Swift, Imagine...

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...

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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