For the Obrochtas, hosting an exchange student was the perfect way to introduce their own teenage children to other cultures. They found a friend for life along the way.
Karen Carlson has hosted with EF for 30 years. From watching movies with Karen's grandchildren or shopping for prom, her students love being part of her American family!
Wade and Jesse Garcia love to travel and wanted to expand their family- after hosting five exchange students, they have family all over the world.
The Nettles family in Alabama found that hosting helped them appreciate American culture as they shared it with an international exchange student.
The McAdams family found that their exchange student was a perfect big brother and role model for their two young boys.
The Adkins-Reffit family started hosting EF exchange students because their daughter wanted an older sibling. Now, exchange students feel like part of the family!