Who can host?
CIEE recognizes that there are many different types of American families and considers anyone interested in hosting. One thing that unites all hosts is a strong sense for the importance of cross-cultural understanding in today's world.
CIEE hosts are curious, open-minded, caring, and willing to help a young student adjust and thrive in a new environment.
What it takes to be a Host Family
Host Family Requirements
As a CIEE USA High School host family you:
- Welcome a student into your home as a family member for one or two semesters
- Provide a bed and bedroom (can share with same gender close in age)
- Provide an appropriate place to study
- Provide meals, at home and school
- Provide necessary transportation
CIEE Host Families in the News
Discover how one Nashville family made hosting work, even in this poor economy. This 6 o’clock news piece aired in Nashville, Tennessee and explains how the family was able to keep hosting even after a host parent lost their job, and how much a reward the effort truly was!
The Levy Family of Archer City, TX Featured in 30-minute News Broadcast! "We wouldn't be in it if it wasn't fun and if it wasn't meaniful...it's kind of cool to be 53 and find a new family member from a country that you haven't been too!' Watch host dad, David Levy, being interviewed by the host of Inside Texoma about his family's exchange experience with CIEE!