Host an International Exchange Student

Peace Corps Online: State: Missouri: Host an International Exchange Student

By Cecily ( - on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 3:31 pm: Edit Post

I am involved with Forte International Exchange Association an independent non-profit organization designated by the State Department as an "Exchange Visitor Program". We bring international high school students from other countries to the United States to participate in an academic and cultural exchange. This fall, we have a group of Mongolian students coming to the US. We are currently recruiting volunteer host families who have a genuine desire and interest to host an international student. Many different types of families are eligible for hosting. Host families may have small children, teenagers, children who have already left home, or no children at all and may live anywhere in the US. The students attend local high schools for the ten month academic year while living with a host family. By opening ones home to a young student from another country, families have the opportunity to share themselves and their love while gaining broader views of the world and friendships that last a lifetime. If there is any way in which you might be interested in hosting a student, or if there is any way in which you can help us reach out to the community, through a bulletin or newsletter, it would be great. Please spread the word. I myself lived in Mongolia for three years, and have a tremendous love for it. I really am committed to finding a good home for these students. But anyway, if you have any further questions or would like any additional information, you can access our website at Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you very much.

Kind Regards,


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