Host Families

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Host Families

Host families are truly the backbone of our programs. Hosting students from other countries brings new dimensions into a family’s life, and it is one of the most rewarding experiences a family can have.

Our Process

Prospective families are screened and interviewed in their homes. They are selected using a variety of criteria, which includes having a safe and comfortable environment for the students.


Interested families must have a strong desire to interact with people of other cultures and be somewhat flexible in their routines as the international students adjust to new foods, culture and schedules.

Cost Involved

CGI provides some financial compensation for families who participate in our programs.

A Quote From A Host Family

Hosting a Japanese exchange student has been the highlight of our summer for the past seven years. It is such a wonderful experience for both our children and us. We are told it is an experience of a lifetime for these girls, but really the true blessing is ours because the memories we create with these girls will last a lifetime. I would recommend this to anyone, young, old, kids, no kids. Host a student. It will touch a young girl’s life forever!!!

Salem, Oregon Host Family

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