Hosting an International Student FAQs

Are you considering hosting an international exchange student ? Here are the most common FAQs and answers regarding Hosting an International Student.


Hosting an International Student

There are many different types of host families that qualify for our program, including: single parent families, families with children of any age, families without children, retired persons, and even single people with a strong desire to host.
Host parents must be at least 25 years of age, pass a criminal background check, and be able to take on the financial responsibility of hosting a student.

Common Concerns from Potential Host Families

The ICES National Office has a Student Counselor and full time staff on hand with a 24-hour emergency line for additional support to host families and students.