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ORGANIZATION: Greenheart Exchange

We are currently searching for imperfect, pizza night, crazy schedule, Netflix watching, hand-me-down wearing great families to host one of our typically normal, hormonal, awkward, thoroughly-excited-to-come-to-America, English-speaking teens.

If you think you're a too busy , over scheduled, or a "things are crazy around here" type of family, WE WANT YOU!! Our students want an American family to be a part of and trust me, you are it!! We want all types of families - all are welcome!! Single, married, widowed, no kids, young kids, older kids, empty nesters!! Please consider hosting today. We have students who need a host family and are waiting to hear that we have found one for them!
You choose the student who best fits your family!! All students come with health insurance and their own spending money. These kids arrive in July - August 2023 for the fall!

Host family application, home visit, reference and background check is required - to apply, visit

A Little Bit About Us
Established in 1985, Greenheart Exchange, is a non-profit international education exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Greenheart organizes high school exchange, short-term group homestay, intern and trainee, work & travel in the U.S. and study, teach, volunteer, and language programs in over 30 countries around the world. In 2004, CCI adopted Greenheart as its environmental and social initiative. Greenheart connects people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social transformation and cross cultural understanding. Greenheart has been endorsed by the Mayor of Chicago and the City Council for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness and citizen diplomacy.

Greenheart is a 501c3 Non-Profit that connects people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social transformation and cross cultural understanding. At the heart of our organization are Local Coordinators! Local Coordinators (LCs) match foreign exchange high school students with volunteer American host families and assist them throughout the school year.

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About Greenheart Exchange


742 LaSalle Drive, c/o Tara Jasinski, Regional Director, Chicago, IL 60654, US

Mission Statement

Mission and Vision: Since 1985, Greenheart International has been a catalyst for global transformation through the facilitation of cultural exchange programs, eco-fair trade purchasing, personal development opportunities, volunteer service initiatives, and environmental advocacy projects. Our mission of connecting people and planet to create global leaders drives all that we do in each of our branches: Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and Greenheart Exchange. Greenheart International is endorsed by the City of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. With an ardent commitment to sustainable practices, a steadfast dedication to expanding worldviews, and an abiding passion for planetary change, we are guided by our vision of a united and flourishing global family. Branches Greenheart's four branches focus on cultural exchange, fair trade and social transformation.


Greenheart Exchange is a division of the nonprofit, Greenheart International.

We are a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State for the following J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs:

  • Secondary School (High School Program)
  • Intern and Trainee
  • Summer Work Travel

Greenheart Exchange is a branch of Greenheart International, a nonprofit that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange.


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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Lincoln, NE 68510



  • English
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 26
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer host families commit to hosting an exchange student through the academic year.
  • Host families provide 3 meals a day, transportation to school & activities, and treat them as a member of the family. Students must have their own bed/place to study.

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