Host an International Exchange Student

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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education.


Nacel Open Door (NOD) seeks families to welcome high school exchange students into their hearts and homes. Families or individuals of all backgrounds, sizes, and beliefs may volunteer to host a student. Host families provide parental guidance plus room and board to their student, while sharing their American heritage and traditions. Not only do hosts gain a new family member, but they also gain a new perspective on the world. The home-stay experience enriches both family and students in a way that cannot be taught in a classroom, read in a text book, or seen in the movies.

All NOD exchange students are between 15-18 years old and speak English. They arrive with their own travel insurance and spending money. Throughout the 5-10 month stay, hosts are supported by a NOD Local Representative, as well as NOD Student Advisors equipped to handle all student issues (school, cultural transition, conflict, etc.).

Nacel Open Door has been facilitating exceptional exchange experiences for over fifty years. Each year NOD places 2,000 international students from Asia, South America, and Europe. Most students who come on Nacel Open Door programs describe coming to the U.S. as their "dream come true." Make that dream come true by choosing to host!

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  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time
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