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Bring the World to Your Community...

Global Friendships is dedicated to improving international understanding. To achieve this, we promote intercultural friendships for youth through our homestay programs.

Global Friendships News

We keep our news up to date with a variety of different Global friendship topics, such as, what student exchange is all about and what it can offer you. We also talk about advice, recent activities and much more exciting news!

Become a Coordinator

The Community Coordinator is the key stone in the success of any of our programs. It’s your opportunity to plan and implement a program that will meet GF objectives as it reflects goals you may have for your community and for the international students in your charge.

Host 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.

A Message from Jeff Tarlow

Mr. Jeffrey Tarlow

After 12 years of working with a variety of large student exchange organizations that brought thousands of students to the USA every year on homestay programs, Global Friendships was formed in 1995  from a desire to create a small personal organization where communication was the most important priority. More communication means more personal contact with the American coordinators, the American families and you. This translates to a better total experience for everyone.