Host an Exchange Student from Guatemala for 2-3 Weeks Oct 27 to Nov 17!

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Greenheart Exchange


Greenheart Exchange, a nonprofit exchange organization, is seeking volunteer host families for middle school aged exchange students from Guatemala for 2-3 weeks from October 27 - November 17th.

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 Tammy Zilinski as the Local Coordinator.

For more information, contact her at:


Phone: (847) 489-8426

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


Wed Sep 26, 2018 - Sat Nov 17, 2018


Your HomeEast Dundee, IL 60118



  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Evenings and Weekends - Varies

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