Matching Philosophy

STS Foundation believes in personalized service for all program participants.

For the Host Family this begins with the initial inquiry, answering questions and providing information regarding their students’ culture and needs.

For the STS Foundation Student, from the initial application, the search for a Host family and through the school acceptance process, STS Foundation Local Coordinators take care to educate themselves about each student.

A relationship is developed resulting in a solid foundation for the exchange journey. We believe that taking the time to know our Host Families and Students creates successful matches year after year.

STS Foundation relies on honesty and open communication. Cultural education and preparedness are necessary ingredients in the matching process.