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There is nothing more exciting to an exchange student than discovering he/she has a new family, school and community. A dream is coming true.

We thank you for your decision to host and appreciate your patience and understanding as we help you through the screening process to ensure that every student will be welcomed to the U.S. by a caring, responsible, and supportive family.
Please click on the links below for more information about the opportunity to host an exchange student.


 Ready to Apply HOST FAMILIES AT A GLANCE document link 2

For a quick peek at the whole process, please download Forte’s Host Families at-a-glance flier.
Or call our office for more information: 888.866.6869


Ready to Apply HF APPLICATION form link 2

If you are ready to apply, please click here to download the Host Family application.

To submit your Host Family application:
1. Click the link above.
2. Save the application to your computer.
3. Fill out the application.
4. Save the application to your computer and return the completed application to Forte via emial at 
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  or via fax at 703-237-0889.
**Please note that the application cannot be submitted directly through the website.**


In addition to filling out an application, the Department of State and Forte require a Criminal Background Check to be completed by all members of the household 18 years of age and older. The health, safety and well-being of our
students is our primary concern, thank you for your understanding.  Once you have submitted your Host Family Application, a personal link will be sent to you via email to complete the Criminal Background Check.