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Aspect Foundation host families can be married or single adults (25 years or older), with or without children, who can provide meals and a loving home for one or two exchange students.

Our host families, in nearly 400 towns nationwide, are some of America's most important volunteers! On behalf of students worldwide, we salute you!

Hear What Our Host Families Say!
Thank you! Our family will be changed forever--and grown to include family in Colombia!! What an experience!
The Darinski Family

My daughter Gesche will always be in our hearts, we will always keep in touch. She is our friend as well as a child of mine. This experience is a treasure I will always keep close.
The Carter/Hebron Family

Having a daughter who brings us so much joy by her openness, love of life and total enthusiasm for the most ordinary activities! My children (her brothers aged 17 and 13) get along so well with her. She attends church weekly and is director of the children's choir. It feels like she has been with us forever.
The Herbst Family

I went to Europe this past summer to visit two former students. This was the first time I had been to Europe, and I probably never would have gone had I not hosted students in the past and had someone to visit.
The Lucas Family

Martin is absolutely wonderful! He is like one of my own children. He has shared his life with us, and he has shown us what a wonderful experience this can be. I hope he comes back often, our home will always be open to him and his family.
The Bucklin Family

All I can say is, it is a wonderful experience. We love it. These kids are just so willing to help and want to be a part of the family.
The Long Family

We are second-marriage parents and our kids come and go. Our student has given us the chance to have a full-time son and to rediscover our own children. Eduardo has been very easy, he just blended right in.
The Holloway Family

Having young people in my house keeps me from turning into a cranky old maid! This has been a wonderful year so far... count on me to host for several more years!
The Wight Family

Contact us at, or call 1-800-US YOUTH (800-879-6884) to learn more about becoming a host family.

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Aspect Foundation is a non-profit organization providing affordable study-abroad opportunities to students from more than 50 countries.
Contact us at or call 1-800-US YOUTH (800-879-6884)
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