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 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 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 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 Edmon

| Mongolia | Age 15 | Male | Interests: cooking, biking, movie nights, music, tennis, volleyball Edmon enjoys family time and being outdoors. He also likes cooking and describes himself as the chef of his family. He enjoys music, and sports like tennis and volleyball....

AY24 Laith

| Libya | Age 15 | Male | Interests:Volunteering, chess, board games, reading, cooking, anime, spending time with friends, soccer, YES 2024 Laith is family-oriented and he enjoys visiting his grandparents and playing chess with his dad. He enjoys playing sports, and...

AY24 Gaia

| Italy | Age 16 | Female | Interests: Ride a bike, ride with rollers, listen to music, the cinema, go out with friends, scouts. Gaia is currently attending a scientific high school. She is passionate about synchronized swimming, and active in scouting. Both...

AY24 Arsene

| France | Age 16 | Male | Interests: Video games, motorbikes, golfing, skateboarding, traveling, volleyball, spending time with friends Arsène is open-minded, values family time as he has a family with five kids. He enjoys sports like volleyball which he hopes to...

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...

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 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 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 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 Lorenzo

| Italy | Age 16 | Male | Interests:Hang out with friends, listen to music, do shopping, cooking, writing, drawing, gym, animals Lorenzo is an animal lover, outgoing, curious, and reliable. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family, dancing, and has always...

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 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 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 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...

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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