Become a host family for an exchange student!


Cause Areas


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


all surrounding areasOlympia, WA 98506
Host Families


Open your heart and home to the experience of a lifetime! All over the world, motivated students are waiting to be matched with their host family in the US. Some of them were chosen for their outstanding academic performance and community involvement, and are amongst the 3% to win a YES or FLEX Grant by the Dept. of State.

Greenheart Exchange is looking for host families in Olympia, Tumwater, Centralia, Lacey, Chehalis, Yelm, and nearby areas. Bring a new culture in your home by hosting a high school student for a semester or a full school year. Students, families and schools are supported by the Local Coordinator with in-person contact throughout the program.

Greenheart Exchange host families represent the diversity of American culture. Our families are of varied economic, religious and racial backgrounds and include working parents, couples without children, single parents, same-sex couples, adoptive parents, empty-nesters, in addition to the traditional nuclear family. Together we will find a student that complements you family.

Volunteer host families provide the meals for the exchange student and a place to stay. Students have their own spending money to cover personal expenses and have accident and health insurance through the program.

Follow this link to start your application:

or contact me for more information: or (915) 873-1979

Hannah Kahler Klein, Local Coordinator for Greenheart Exchange


  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • General Education
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 26
  • 3 weeks, 1 semester or full school year.

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