Open your home to the world!

STS Foundation is a Department of State designated sponsor responsible for all aspects of the J1 Visa high school exchange program. We are proud to offer American families the opportunity to become citizen diplomats by welcoming an international high school student into their home. By living as a family member the student learns about the American way of life and host families also experience a new culture.

Now is the time to open that door to a brighter future with STS Foundation. Just listen to one host family share their experience!

“There Couldn’t Be a Better Organization”

“I HIGHLY recommend hosting with STS Foundation! We have been with them for two years now and can’t say enough good things! Our Swedish daughter and French son have become family members! Hosting has by far been the best experience of our lives, not only for us but our 4-year-old is growing up with such a large family now and learning so much about things from around the world! He is in complete awe of his big brother and sister! As far as STSF, I’m not sure there could be a better organization! We have always gotten the support we needed and they truly care about all of their kids and host families! Every Local Coordinator I have met is professional, kind, and welcoming. Ours has gone above and beyond to help us and our students! It is truly a tight knit community and we’ve made some great friends! We can’t wait to continue working with this awesome organization and to keep hosting more students.” — Stephanie West, Host Mom

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