You will host a foreign exchange student who is aged 15-17 for 10 months for cultural exchange. Exchange students usually arrive at the end of August and depart at the end of June next year. We also provide short-term hosting opportunities.
Welcome the world to your home!
Develop global competence even when staying at home
Though hosting students coming from all over the world, you or your children are going to broaden horizons, learn foreign cultures, build international friendship, improve English and even learn a foreign language!
Host Family Sharing
Host mum of Italy, Germany host students
‘Before hosting students, my daughter Cherry was not interested in overseas exchange, but this 2-year experience really changed her mind. This year our family traveled to Germany and met Cherry’s host family there, Martina, who was the Italy host student staying at our home, also joined us in Berlin!’
Create a closer family bond and develop your children
Adding new elements to your family life not only strengthens parent-child relationship and brings the family together, it also stimulates reflection and learning, improve communication and problem solving skills of your children!
Host Family Sharing
Host dad of Switzerland, Germany, Russia host students
‘My mother-in-law could not speak English but got along very well with my ‘Foreign Son’ Levi, who was enthusiastic about learning Hong Kong culture and practicing Cantonese with her. His interesting accent always made her laugh and created a cheerful atmosphere at home’
- The only non-profit organization that operates full-year host family program
- AFS was set up in 1914, now has a consultative status partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- International voluntary organization that provides strong support network to 10,000 host families across the globe
- AFS Hong Kong office hosted almost 900 foreign exchange students since 1982
Unconditional Love and Acceptance of Cultural Difference
Join a Free Info Seminar
We are not currently hosting any seminars about our host family program. If you are interested in the program, please click the button to fill in the inquiry form and our staff will contact you.
4 Steps to Become a Host Family
Sign Up Now
Click the button, leave your information and wait for our staff to contact you
Fill in and submit the official application form provided by our staff
Go Through Home Visit
AFS staff or volunteers will come to your home to understand the expectation of your family
Get Ready to Host
Selected student will be assigned to your home. You will need to attend an orientation before student arrival