CCI Host Families
Short-Term Hosting Opportunities
“We learned a lot about the Spanish culture and our student’s English greatly improved. We really enjoyed having him and feel we have made a lifelong friend in Spain!” Cassandra, a host mom for a summer group program student from Spain
CCI’s Short-Term Programs
Each year hundreds of participants come on CCI’s short-term exchange programs, from 2 to 8 weeks. Hosting a short-term participant is a great way to get a taste of the host family experience. Group Homestay Program On a group program your exchange student arrives with other students who will also be hosted in your community. Generally group programs include some activities organized by a CCI Local Coordinator (LC), and may also include English classes and/or high school visits. Your LC will provide you with information specific to the group, including nationality of students, dates, and program calendar. Generally group students are 13 – 18 years old. Independent Homestay Program On CCI’s Independent Homestay Program (IHP) your exchange participant arrives by him or herself. There are no organized activities on this program; the participant simply joins your family in everyday activities and does personal sightseeing. Some IHPs choose to participate in a volunteer project (part of CCI’s environmental and humanitarian initiative called Greenheart). Participants on this program are ages 15 – adult. Ready for More? Consider hosting a high school student for 5 or 10 months on CCI’s Academic Year Program. Check out CCI’s website for more information: www.cci-exchange.org
“During my stay, I really liked the camping during the 4th of July weekend, the swimming pool and the fireworks! I also liked meeting my host brother’s friends and bowling with the family!” Lucas, an Independent Homestay Program participant from France
CCI: The Greenheart of Cultural Exchange Established in 1985, the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) is a non-profit international education exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace. Greenheart is CCIâ€™s environmental and social initiative. CCI is designated by the United States Department of State as a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor for the Secondary School, Intern and Trainee, and Summer Work/Travel programs. CCI is currently granted full listing by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). We are also a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, WYSE: Work Abroad Association, and The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange.
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