Become a Host Family

Who are those that become Rotary Exchange Host Families? 

These families tell us about their experience:

Any caring and responsible family with an interest in hosting a young person from another land can be a tremendous host family! The best host families are really just normal families and they don’t fall into any one, easy-to-define category.

Families do not need to be affiliated with Rotary to host Rotary Exchange Students.

Families with small children make great host families because young children get the experience of having a big brother or sister and the exchange students often enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of practicing their language skills with a younger child.

“Empty Nesters” or retired couples are good too because they can have more time to spend with their student than younger parents do and they often enjoy having a young person around the house.

Families with high school age children are good because host brothers and sisters can quickly get the student involved in school and community activities.

Rotary differs from many international exchange programs in that our students generally live with three or more families during their exchange year. This gives the student a more well-rounded experience in a culture, having experienced family life from at least three different perspectives. It is also less of a commitment for host families; the typical length of stay is about three to four months instead of a full year.

Would you like more information about being a host family in Rotary District 5360?

Send us an email and we will put you in touch with a Rotary Club in your area.

Click Here to download our Host Family Brochure and Application