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, STS Foundation Local Coordinators take care to review each application and educate themselves about each student. This enables them to search for a Host Family who will be a good match for the 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.