Bring the world to your home; host an international high school student!


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When

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

Where

Your Home in Portland!Portland, OR 97212


About

Open your heart and home to an international exchange student, and you'll make a young person's dream ofstudying in the U.S. a reality. In return for hosting, families learn about a different culture, enjoy lifelong friendships with students, fulfill the dream of a young person, and become global ambassadors in their own communities! CIEE, the world leader in international exchange, is looking for host families in the Portland area for the upcoming school year. Host families come in all shapes and sizes - kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, etc.

CIEE Host Families:

  • Accept a student into their home as part of their family for one or two semesters
  • Provide a bed and room (student can share a room with a host sibling of the same gender)
  • Share 3 meals a day (other meals or school lunches are student's responsibility)
  • Receive local and regional support 24/7 from well-trained staff and local volunteers
  • Can apply for a $50 per month deduction on their federal income taxes

CIEE Students:

  • Are between the ages of 15 and 18 (Grades 10-12)
  • Are well-screened and thoroughly tested
  • Speak English
  • Have access to their own spending money
  • Have health insurance coverage through CIEE

Becoming a CIEE host family is an experience of mutual discovery. When you give an international student the opportunity to explore American culture through your eyes, you'll discover a new culture as well, by experiencing new values, traditions, languages, and foods.

For more information about becoming a host family, visitwww.ciee.org/highschoolor contact Regional Director Julie Adams at jadams@ciee.org.

You can also start a host family application at any time, by going to our application page:www.ciee.org/hostapply.

About CIEE: Founded in 1947, CIEE is a non-profit organization specializing in international work and education. Our mission is "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." With over 65 years of experience in international education, CIEE is the largest and longest running sponsor of exchange programs in the U.S.

Skills

  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • One or two semesters

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