AFS Host Family Opportunities
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
Open your heart to a curious and engaging high school exchange student, next school semester and make a global connection: become a host family!
AFS-USA is always looking for open minded loving host families. By hosting an AFS Exchange Student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad while connecting with an outstanding young person. Give your children the gift of an international sibling, it looks great on that college application.
Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students, and help guide them as they would their own children. Students come with full medical insurance and personal spending money. They have been fully screened and accepted through a rigorous application process. Families and their hosted students receive individual support from AFS staff and experienced, local volunteers.
Jim Krantz is a NJ resident and AFS volunteer; "Throughout my senior year in high school I was host brother to a student from Japan. It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. To this day I am still in touch with my Japanese brother." It was the beginning of a life long relationship".
AFS host families come from all backgrounds we welcome all types of families with or without kids, complete an application with background and reference check and select a student that is compatible with your family's interests
For more information about how to host a student with AFS visit,
Enter your zipcode and meet some of the students coming to NJ this August.
AFS, a worldwide, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been leading international high school student exchange for more than 60 years. Each year, AFS-USA sends more than 1,100 US students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarships and financial aid, and welcomes 2,500 international high school students who come to study in US high schools and live with host families. More than 5,000 volunteers in the US make the work of AFS possible. With an unparalleled support system for host families and regular orientations for our students we are the leader in International Student Exchange.
We'll work with your schedule.
County Rte 547Manchester Township, NJ 08759
- Community Outreach
- Cross-cultural Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training