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    ERDT/SHARE!: Host an International High School Exchange Student

    ERDT/SHARE!: Host an International High School Exchange Student


    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Cultural Organizations, Youth Outreach
    • Volunteer Type: Supervised Group, With Parent/Guardian
    • Minimum Age: 12
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    The mission of ERDT/SHARE! is to create opportunities for greater tolerance and understanding between Americans and peoples of the world. We are looking for families to volunteer to host international students who attend local public high schools for an entire school year.

    Hosting a SHARE! exchange student fosters lifelong friendships and deeper understanding of other cultures.

    Host families provide a bed, meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a desire to share their American way of life. All students speak English, come fully medically insured, and bring their own spending money for personal expenses. They attend the host family’s local high school for a school year or semester. As a host family, you may also choose your own student that best fits into your family from more than 20 countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia, Romania, Jordan, Italy, Norway, Morocco, Poland, Vietnam, Brazil and more!

    SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples all make wonderful host families.

    Start making a difference in a young person's life and yours!