Share your love for our country and community with a youth from around the world! Students from Europe and Asia will be traveling to Lee County for a short-term, academic language travel program. Volunteer host families provide a safe, welcoming environment, a bed for the student (they can share a room with a student their same gender and within 3 years age range), meals and transportation to a designated local bus stop. Local students can earn up to 60 community service hours!
International Program: July 13 - Aug. 7. Teens ages 13 - 18 go to class during the day and spend nights and weekends with host families practicing their English and immerse themselves in our culture. 8-5, Monday through Friday, students will be with EF staff. Our local team will keep them busy with English and Culture Classes each morning and a variety of activities in the afternoons, making this an easy program for working families to participate in! Students from China, Russia, France, Spain, Austria, and Finland are coming to advance their conversational English, improve test scores, learn more about our country and make international friendships and lifetime memories to take back to their country! Great study opportunity for homeschool students, cultural opportunity for families with kids of all ages and for empty nesters who can be a American "mom and dad" to an excited youth from another country. Students are bilingual and generally academically advanced and from middle to upper class families.
Immersion Program (Lee and Collier County): July 18th - Aug. 6th: Immersion students, ages 13 - 17 from France and Spain, similar to above but stay with families full time with optional activities that are full day offered twice a week. Students speak English and have their own insurance.
Join us today to be a home away from home for a youth from around the world!
- Youth Services
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 22
- Orientation or Training
- Choose program of 10 days to 4 weeks,
- Must provide clean, safe environment and reliable transportation.