In the US, our dedicated hosts receive bi-weekly monetary compensation, aimed at assisting with the expenses associated with hosting international students. Beyond the financial aspect, hosting allows a vibrant cultural exchange. By opening your home to students from around the world, you can have an enjoyable experience embracing diverse cultures and perspectives. Welcoming students into your home enriches your life with meaningful connections and a broader understanding of the world.

I would really encourage other families to host. It’s so rewarding and it’s honestly the best thing I could have done with the little spare time I have.

EF Host, Ms. Gordon

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How does hosting with EF work?

EF has been setting the standard for language learning abroad since 1965. Innovation, quality and safety are the focus of our activity. As a result, EF has gained the trust of globally recognized organizations.


Years of experience with international educational programs


Memberships in international industry organizations


Schools and offices around the world