To foster a nurturing environment for the benefit and advancement of international high school students by orchestrating the collaboration between schools, host families, natural parents, and students.
A Passion for Cultural Exchange
We love experiences that take us out of our comfort zone.
Growth and opportunity arise from seeing things we’ve never seen and experiencing things that are not familiar to us. Each student who lives and studies outside of their home country is taking a major step on the path to wild success and achievement, bolstered by the boldness it takes to be away from home. We want to reward that boldness and shape it into wisdom, global citizenship and a passion to be active in all communities.
We love feeling at home.
We know the power of international experience. We also know that living abroad, especially as a student, can be overwhelming and difficult at times. Nothing is more comforting that the real feeling of home where warmth, love and support surround us. Our goal is to help every student find a home where those things are abundant and overflowing.
We believe in nurturing students.
The experience of studying abroad provides much more than an academic or professional edge. Often, our students are in the United States for years at a time. They are fully integrated into the life of their host family and are expected to be treated as such. As they would with their own children, our host families welcome our students into their homes fully and fondly.
We are real people.
We are not a sorting system; we are not a computer software. We are real people forging real relationships with our students. We know each host family personally. We attend our students’ soccer games and theater performances, eat meals together and encourage them anyway we can, all in hopes of making them feel at home abroad.