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Seeking Host Families for Exchange Students

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Council for Educational Travel USA

  • 1 person is interested

We have incredible students all over the globe that are seeking great families to host them while they attend either a semester or two abroad. Host families are responsible for providing room and board for the student. Students may share a room with a same gender, close in age, host sibling. Host families should provide a great study environment, and cultural inclusion. Being a host family with CETUSA comes with many benefits! Some are: gaining a new member of family, 24/7 assistance through student service and your assigned local coordinator, students have their own illness and accidental insurance, online student portals, we are listed and registered by the Council of Standards on International Educational Travel, and so many more! This is a great opportunity to enrich our schools and community with diversity and different cultures. In doing so, helps complete our mission of creating global peace and understanding.

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About Council for Educational Travel USA


678 Front Avenue NW, Suite 091A, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US

Mission Statement

"...reaching out to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace and understanding"


Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is a not-for-profit international student exchange organization coordinating exchange experiences for high school students, university students and young professionals. CETUSA is a US Department of State Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) sponsor organization.

Founded in 1995 by Rick Anaya and Terry Watson in San Clemente, California, CETUSA has coordinated exchanges for over 80,000 students. Those students and the communities where they live are forever impacted by the opportunity to understand and respect what makes each culture unique.

Programs with CETUSA include:
  • a semester or year long high school exchange with host family placement,
  • the American Cultural Experience (ACE) High School Prep summer program housed on a university campus,
  • a training program for young professionals and
  • an internship program for university students.

Each program has specific eligibility requirements with the opportunity to live in cities and towns across the United States.

CETUSA is granted full listing in the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) Advisory List, and is a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC) and the WYSE Work Abroad Association.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Sacramento And Surrounding AreasSacramento, CA 94203



  • Youth Services




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • You can choose to host a student for either one or two academic semesters.
  • You will be required submit an application, to provide at least (3) personal references, a background check for everyone above the age of 18 in the home, and an in-home interview will be required.

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