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We are about to welcome over 3000 students to the United States and we are still looking for Host Families. Here are some questions you might have about EXCHANGE
1) Do the students pay for their own things, or am I responsible to pay for everything while they are here?
Answer: You are only asked to provide 3 meals a day and snacks your own children would eat. Students pay for their own trips, extra food, clothing, school registration, sports fees and personal hygiene/beauty products. They are told for a year before coming to expect to pay for everything, so it really confuses them if the family doesn’t have them pay.
2) What kind of bedroom do I need to provide for the student, and are they allowed to share a room with my son or daughter?
Answer: Students are allowed to share a bedroom with 1 child of the same gender of similar age, but must have separate beds. Their bed can’t be a blowup mattress or futon. Room must have a door & students must be given space in a closet or dresser to store their clothes.
3) When do students arrive & when do they leave?
Answer: Students arrive on 1 of 2 arrival dates of your choice. Either end of July or beginning of August. They leave the week after school is out or can pay $95 to extend for one more week.
4) Do I have to drive my student to and from school everyday?
Answer: You are responsible for getting them to and from school, but taking the bus or carpool with other students is an acceptable form of transportation.
5) Is it my responsibility to travel with my student and take them sight seeing.
Answer: You are not expected or required to take them on any vacations or sight seeing, although it is a fun experience. EF offers trips they can sign up to go on such as the Grand Canyon, Hollywood/universal Studios etc.
6) What if things are not working out with my student or we have an emergency happen during the year such as a death, having to move, loss of job or income? What do we do? Answer: We are here to support you every step of the way. We always try to work through any differences that could occur, but ultimately if it’s not working, the student will be transferred to a new home. The same will happen with an unforeseen life changing event.
** All Students have “American” health insurance