Join our host families

Why host?

Few experiences can spark interest in the world like opening up your home and becoming a host family for an international student. Being a host family with EF is a unique, rewarding, fun and educational experience for all members of the family and an opportunity to create long-lasting relationships. Our EF host families get the chance to meet new international friends, and learn the interesting differences between various languages and cultures.

With EF you can become a host family and welcome an international student into your home. You will experience true cultural exchange, and represent your community internationally. As a host family, you become a vital part of our students’ time abroad and their experiences. Our host families become the students’ home away from home, and EF host families provide a safe and comfortable environment for our students to ensure they get the best experience abroad as possible.

By becoming one of our host families you give our students a chance to experience maximum cultural immersion by living as locals – with locals. As a host family, you give them the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into your local culture, pick up expressions with much greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent.

Become a host family

Host families play a key role in fulfilling EF’s mission of breaking down the barriers of culture, language and geography that divide us. Become a host family for international students today and be part of this great cultural exchange.

EF is looking for host families throughout the US, in and around our many locations. Join our host families today and offer our students a profound experience that can change their view of the world – and it might change yours too!

On this site you can learn everything you need to know if you’re looking to become a host family with EF. You can browse through our most popular destinations but our host families come from all corners of the US.