Hosting a student can be an extremely rewarding experience for everyone in the family, yet it is a role that requires a lot of responsibility. The hosting period is typically 3 - 4 months.
Host families are to meet the following expectations:
Most long-term exchange students live with two or three host families during their exchange. This means the student may live with you for anywhere between two and six months.
While you will see a rise in your grocery bills, there are no other costs to your family. The student receives $100 pocket money from the club, the club has made arrangements with the school; There are no educational expenses, and the student is insured for any medical expenses.
Most students do not speak English as their native language. Whilst most have a reasonable command of English, you will undoubtedly have the chance to help them improve their language skills.
Some anxiety is to be expected if you have never hosted an exchange student. If you have questions, please contact your local Rotary Club to discuss them.
We're always looking for host families and will be delighted to talk to you.
Rotary Clubs are interested in hearing about potential Host Family’s at any time of the year. Hosting starts with an APPLICATION.
For more information contact your local Rotary Club.
Some of the general requirements for completing the application are outlined below: