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Host Families

Support your school's community, volunteer to host an international student and reap the rewards of a meaningful relationship.

Enrich Your Family with an ASSIST Scholar

It takes a family to help raise global citizens. Host families define the ASSIST experience for Scholars – and Scholars quite often make a meaningful, lifelong impact on the families they join.


Host families share that they:

  • Maintain meaningful relationships with Scholars and their families for years
  • See their family culture through fresh eyes
  • Witness their own children becoming global citizens


ASSIST Scholars are Carefully Selected

ASSIST Scholars undergo a meticulous selection process, including a rigorous application and interview phase. Our Scholars excel academically and actively contribute to the school community through various interests, such as athletics, arts, music, debate, leadership, and more. Proficient in English, they are enthusiastic cultural ambassadors, eager to immerse themselves in their host culture.


Annually, ASSIST receives over 1,000 applications from candidates worldwide, carefully selecting approximately 170 Scholars for each incoming Class.


Of course, you're never in this alone. The ASSIST team and your school are available to help throughout the entire stay.