Experiencing another country is easier than you think.
Getting involved with international exchanges can be as simple as meeting a visitor for coffee, greeting them at the airport, or hosting them for a traditional American dinner.
“It has been more interesting than I ever imagined.” — Host Mom
Discover the unique experience of learning about new cultures up close with a new friend from around the globe. Homestay hosts open their homes to our international adult and youth visitors for short-term homestays ranging from one week to one month.
Learn more about being a Homestay Host!
Grow your international networks and gain insights into global best practices. Professional hosts welcome international visitors into their workplace, whether for a presentation and Q&A session, training workshop, or a short-term internship.
Learn more about being a Professional Host!
Give our international visitors a warm Chicago welcome. Host a small group for dinner at your home, show them the city sights for an afternoon, or simply just help them navigate CTA.
Learn more about being a Hospitality Host!
Why Get Involved?
World Figure Skating Champion and U.S. Department of State Senior Advisor Michelle Kwan shares many ways you can get involved in exchanges — right here at home.