Host a Foreign Exchange Student

It’s an opportunity that will change the life of a student and enrich your life! Greenheart Exchange, a Chicago based non-profit organization that sponsors and places high school exchange students with volunteer host families in the United States, is currently seeking host families for several 15-18 year old boys and girls from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hungary, Poland, Colombia, Brazil, and China among many others. We do our best to match students with host families based on similar hobbies and interests in order to ease the student’s transition into U.S. family life and culture.
Who can host a student? Greenheart Exchange host families represent the diversity of American culture. Our families are of varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and include working parents, couples without children, singles and single parents, adoptive parents, empty-nesters, in addition to the traditional nuclear family. All host families complete an application and must clear a background check.
My name is Amanda Joyner and I am the Local Coordinator for Greenheart Exchange, and I would look forward to talking with families that might be interested in cultural exchange and volunteering to host a high school exchange student for the 2019-2020 academic year. Volunteer host families provide the meals for the exchange student and a place to stay. Students have their own spending money to cover personal expenses and have accident and health insurance through the program. Host families are not compensated for hosting a high school exchange student per U.S. Department of State regulations. However, families are eligible for a modest tax deduction for each month they host a student.
More information about Greenheart Exchange can also be found on our website at Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Amanda A Joyner 252-227-2928