Host a SPANISH exchange student for 2 - 4 weeks in JULY


Cause Areas


Tue Jun 26, 2018 - Tue Jul 24, 2018


Santa Cruz AreaSanta Cruz, CA 95060
Greenheart Exchange


Greenheart Exchange, a nonprofit exchange organization, is seeking volunteer host families for high school aged exchange students from Spain for 2-4 weeks from June 26th to July 24th.

What is expected of me and my family?

  • Provide 3 meals a day and a secure and inviting home
  • Treat the student like a member of the family, which may include household rules, responsibilities and privileges
  • Optional participation in group activities

Who can host a student?

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 with and without children, single parents, adoptive parents, and empty-nesters. All host families complete an online application and each family member aged 18+ must clear a background check.

What will the students do?

  • Arrive with a group of students, accompanied by a bilingual adult chaperone.
  • Participate in ESL classes
  • Go on Full and Half Day excursions during the week
  • Spend evenings and weekends with their host family
  • Share meals, traditions, and daily conversations with you
  • Come with his/her own medical insurance and spending money.

How do I host?

If you are interested, please start by completing our group online host family application, here:

Choose Oscar Paz as the Local Coordinator.

For more information, contact him at:


Phone: 916-712-2814


  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Spanish

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • In home interview and reference checks

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