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, anyone age 18 and older living in a potential host family’s home must complete a Criminal Background Check (CBC) through ClearStar's secure online portalwhere personal information can be entered quickly and confidentially.   Please note, this background check confirms one’s criminal history versus providing a financial credit check.   There are no costs associated with obtaining a criminal background check for potential iE host families.