Singles, couples, empty-nesters, and families with children of all ages make great host parents!

Apply to Host an Exchange Student

Hosting an international exchange student is a positive life-changing experience for the entire family that extends well beyond the time of the exchange.

Host Family Registration

Please complete our short online registration, the first step in the host family application process. An iE representative will contact you within 48 hours.

Criminal Background Checks

Pursuant to US Department of State Rule 22 CFR 62.25, all potential Host Families must complete a Criminal Background Check (CBC). Once you are a registered iE family an iE representative will provide you with access details for a direct link to the ClearStar portal for host family applicants, where personal information can be entered quickly and confidentialy.