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STS Foundation, a non-profit organization, is seeking volunteer host families to welcome an exchange student for the school semester or academic year in Allegan, Michigan. Students are between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age. Students are excited to live with an American family and attend the local American High School.

Host families are able to choose to host a girl or boy from a variety of different countries: Sweden, Italy, Spain, Norway, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and more. Students are accepted into the program who have the academic, English proficiency, and overall personal characteristics needed to embark on a high school exchange program.

STS Foundation was established in 1986 and is designated by the U.S. Department of State and fully accredited by CSIET (Council on Standards for International and Educational Travel).

Volunteer host families and their exchange students are supported by a local STS Foundation Coordinator throughout the exchange experience.

Contact us today to find out more about becoming a Host Family for a high school exchange student!
1-800-522-4678, or, or

We hope to welcome you to our international community of host families!
- STS Foundation Team

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About STS Foundation


2094 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate cultural and educational opportunities where all participants can learn, grow, and gain respect and understanding of each other’s way of life. It is our belief that international student exchange promotes understanding, respect and goodwill among people of all nations.


STS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding, respect, and goodwill among the people of all nations. Since its founding in 1986, it has placed hundreds of foreign high school exchange students from over forty countries in American high schools with American host families who act as these students' hosts for an academic year or semester in the US.

STS Foundation is affiliated with STS Education Group in Europe. STS Education is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. STS Foundation is located in Laguna Beach, California with Regional Directors, Regional Coordinators, and Local Coordinators operating throughout the US to support host families, students, and schools. Recognized as a leading organization in the student exchange industry, STS Foundation strictly adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Council of Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and the regulations for exchange visitors established by the United States Department of State.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, International


We'll work with your schedule.


1560 Michigan 40Allegan, MI 49010




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Families welcome exchange students into their family, like a son or daughter, for an academic semester or year. August through May.

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