*Do you have a passion for working with youth and teens? *Do you believe in the benefits of bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together? *Do you enjoying sharing your American way of life with others?
If your answers are: YES, YES, YES, combine all three passions into one: Become a volunteer Aspect host family and make a high school exchange student part of your family during the spring 2021 semester!
Who are our host families?
Aspect host families are welcoming. They open their hearts and homes and share their daily lives with their exchange students. They provide loving homes for their students and introduce them to American life. Host families enjoy the rewards of learning about different cultures and forming lifelong bonds with a new member of their family.
Aspect host families are America's most important and generous volunteers. They are part of America’s public diplomacy effort and help foster international understanding, one student and one friendship at a time. Now more than ever, they help to ensure a peaceful future for our children.
Aspect host families are diverse. They have no typical size or shape. Host families can be adults 25 or older who are single or married, with or without children. Empty-nesters, retirees, families with young children, single adults, families with teenage children - you name it! What they all have in common is that they share a welcoming spirit and a commitment to providing a safe, loving home for an exchange student.
Aspect host families are everywhere. They live in towns big and small across Twin Falls County as well as other parts of America, from rural farmlands to the busy sidewalks of cities and everywhere in between.
Who are our students?
Aspect exchange students are bright, eager teenagers from around the world. They are between the ages of 15 and 18 and come from 25 different countries. Our students study at their host family’s local public high and become active members of their host families and communities. It goes without saying that during these unprecedented times we are taking all the precautions we can to make sure students and host families are safe and healthy. Our students are tested for Covid-19 before they arrive and, in some cases, are additionally quarantined after they arrive.
Aspect students pass a rigorous screening and orientation process in order to participate in Aspect’s exchange program. All of our students are carefully screened for emotional maturity, cultural curiosity, academic achievement, and English language ability. Some of our students have not only gone through Aspect’s screening but have also been selected for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program and the Future Leader Exchange (FLEX) Program, respectively. These programs are a highly prestigious, merit-based, full scholarship programs sponsored by the Department of State enabling students to spend the spring semester at an American high school.
Aspect students all share a dream - to experience the American way of life with a real American host family this upcoming spring 2021 semester! Browse our New Student Profiles to learn more about the great students who are looking for loving host families just like yours:
Curious to learn more?
Head over to our blog to see what an amazing adventure may await your family! On http://www.aspectblog.org we share stories from our current and past host families - families just like yours! - about the bond and love they share with their exchange students.
Ready to make a student part of your family?
Hit the "I Want to Help" button at the top and apply today! You can also apply directly by copy/pasting our website into your browser:
We are looking forward to helping your family start this amazing adventure of welcoming an exchange student to your home and hearts!
Nationwide, www.aspectblog.org, San Francisco, CA 94133, US
Aspect Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building international goodwill, cross-cultural understanding and a peaceful future through educational and cultural exchange.
People have always been at the heart of Aspect Foundation. We believe that cultural exchange at its core is a relationship between people, bringing us closer to the world and each other in personal, transformative ways. Since 1985, Aspect Foundation has been providing exchange experiences that offer unique global perspectives and encourage the confidence to make a difference in our interconnected world. Aspect Foundation is designated by the U.S. Department of State as an exchange program and has a full listing under the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). We strive to help open the world of our students, host families and International Coordinators to new possibilities and give them the opportunity to make lasting connections and meaningfully experience new cultures, traditions, and points of view as our exchange students from around the globe become part of their American host families, high schools and communities across the United States.
Children & Youth
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Your home in Twin Falls CountyCommunities in Twin Falls County, ID83301
February 18, 2021
Students come to the US for the semester or full school year.
All adults 18 years and older living in the home have to pass a criminal background check.