"Bring the World to Your Community..."

Host an International Student

About Global Friendships

At Global Friendships, we provide an exciting international experience for both host families and foreign students and teachers. Our programs are designed to immerse a foreign student into an American family, providing the incomparable opportunity to experience America through daily activities in the home and in the community.

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Program Features

All programs feature 2 trips to city of destination. Roundtrip transfers between the nearest major airport and the homestay community. Full board accommodations for each student placed in a home of a carefully selected American host family; one student per family unless otherwise requested by the student(s).

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Hosting a Student

America is a “melting pot,” and therefore, ours come from all walks of life. Whether you are married with or without children, a single parent family, a young couple or an old couple, the only ingredient one needs to be a host family is the willingness to open your heart and home to a young person from another part of the world.

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Some Global Friendships Fun

Sharing impressions, ideas, and affection

It’s quite natural for your guest to have strong feelings about his country. He may...

Bring the World to Your Community…

Host an International Student The whole concept behind Global Friendships is dedicated...

Hints for a Successful Homestay

1. Don’t let too much time go by before you talk to your student about what you expect...

How Students are Selected

GLOBAL FRIENDSHIPS works closely with overseas affiliates who work directly with high...

Culture Shock

Culture shock is normal and natural. It happens to Americans abroad as well as to...

Make the World a Smaller Place

On behalf of Global Friendships, I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of...

Your Students should be treated like family

Students need to be accepted as family members and encouraged to take part in all aspect...