Want to add a branch to your family tree? Become a volunteer host family for teens from Italy, Brazil, Korea, Thailand, or China.
English proficient, medically-insured students are looking for a family just like yours to stay with while they attend your local high school.
Terryville-based Terra Lingua USA provides international exchange experiences in an effort to promote global understanding and experiential education to people worldwide.
Terra Lingua USA is a family-run, nonprofit organization celebrating over 20 years of helping students explore the World.
Hosting a teenager from another country can be an enriching family experience. The hospitality that you offer will provide them with an invaluable gift – the opportunity to experience the American way of life from your family perspective.
- – Are open-minded and welcoming
- – Possess an interest in learning about other cultures and ideas
- – Include the student in their family life and daily routines
- – Have a spare bed
- – Are of many ages and backgrounds, with or without teenagers
- – Having kids are not required
Empty-nesters, single parents are also encouraged to apply.
Additionally, many local communities across the State are looking to become involved in something big; a way to enlighten and encourage their neighbors. An exchange student not only brings rewards to a host family but to an entire community.