Rigorous screening process
All our host families are thoroughly screened before they are accepted to the program. This is to ensure they are suitable for the exchange program and able to provide a good home. They must go through the following steps before they are accepted to the program.
Potential host families are required to submit an application with detailed information and why they are interested in hosting an EF exchange student.
All our host families must provide at least two references, which are used to confirm that the applying family is of good character and suitable for hosting students. In the USA, host parents and all other family members over the age of 18 are required to undergo a criminal background check.
Host families are interviewed at their home. All family members are required to attend the interview.
All host families are provided with preparation material and they participate in an orientation program where they learn in detail about their responsibilities as a host family.