Partner Family

As a Partner family, you will spend time with one Intern at least monthly throughout the school year.

Download our Intern Timeline and Intern Facts to find out more about our process. Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you're interested in becoming a Partner Family, please  Sign up to be a Partner Family  and complete a Family Interest Survey  to help match your family to the intern. Thank you!


A partner family...

  • partners with one intern for the full school year.
  • is the intern’s “extended family” during their stay in the U.S.
  • acts as a support team for both the intern and their host families
  • offers more opportunities for the intern to experience American culture and create friendships

Realistic expectations include...

  • engaging in social activities with their intern
  • spending family time together with their intern
  • providing support for the for their intern by providing transportation
  • spending time with the intern 2 or more times per month
  • contact with the host family in regards to scheduled events

Unrealistic expectations include...

  • sole reliance on the partner family for the intern’s transportation needs
  • financial assistance