Host Family: A lifelong friendship begins-welcome an AFS Exchange Student into your family

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


530 18th St,oakland, CA 94612


As an AFS Host Familiy you share your home with a new family member. Participants are carefully matched, and volunteers are always on hand to make sure that you and your student have the support and tools needed for a positive experience.

As a leader in international high school exchange for more than 65 years, AFS differs from many other exchange organizations. Among the most important distinctions is that AFS has a network of thousands of volunteers in the US, many of whom have hosted themselves or studied abroad with AFS. These local volunteers support families, students, and schools in gaining the most from the hosting experience.

Hosting an international student means more than providing a bed and meals. As an AFS Host Family, you’ll welcome a new member into your home, share your everyday lives, and grow as you get to know one another. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family and community by hosting a student from another culture. Have a life-changing experience in your own home.

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AFS SF Bay Area International Students to host:


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check

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