Keep calm! Our host families are safe
We know that your children are your greatest treasure and when you make the decision to send them to an exchange program, beyond learning, you’re leaving their lives in the hands of strangers.
Our host families are safe; our team of professionals has rigorously evaluated them to determine if they are suitable to receive the children in their home and be part of the multicultural experience.
How do we choose our host families?
For your peace of mind and security, before choosing a host family, they’re subjected to a top quality selection process. This will allow us to place our students with the best families that meet our expectations and those of our exchange students’ parents.
These families must be able to provide security, support and guidance throughout the cultural exchange process.
Some of the activities carried out during the selection process are:
- Verification of personal and professional references.
- Inspection of the family home; during the inspection it’s validated if the home meets the requested standards.
- Interview of all family members; this ensures that the intra-family relationship is optimal and provides security and well-being to the student.
- Criminal background check of all adult members.
- Analysis of the general economic situation of the family.
- Study of the family’s lifestyle and values.
Ideally, our host families should be interested in other countries and cultures, as this facilitates flexibility and understanding towards the students; however, the student must be open to being part of the family, respecting their values and customs.
When you decide to be part of a project of this magnitude you’re aware of all the responsibilities that it involves, so the primary characteristic of the families must be vocation to service, love and respect.
Stay calm, our foster homes are safe and secure
Our host families are able to provide a welcoming and safe environment for our students. The safety and well-being of your children are our priority.
A host family will give the student the experience of living within a native family, having access to a private room or sharing a room with a member of the same gender, as the case may be. In addition, the families usually live close to the schools, so students will not have to travel long distances.
If you would like to know more about our selection process or if you feel that your family is ideal, please do not hesitate to contact us.