422Host Families Needed
- May 30, 2005Hi...
I'm a local representative for Nacel Open Door, which is a non-
profit organization dedicated to promoting world peace and
understanding through intercultural education and student exchange.
Nacel accepts highly qualified and carefully screened students from
over 50 countries around the world. Nacel is dedicated to promoting
world peace through developing, sponsoring and bringing together
foreign teens with volunteer American host families.
Can you open your heart and home to a foreign exchange student this
year (or do you know anyone that can)? If so, this will be the most
unforgettable year of your family's life!! You will experience
another culture without leaving your home. If you have children,
your children will have an educational and cultural experience that
could never be provided in any other way. The lessons that your
entire family can learn while hosting a foreign exchange student
will stay with you forever, while, at the same time, you are
providing a wealth of living experience and education to the foreign
A host family will need to provide a loving home and meals for one
or two exchange students (how many is your choice). Students can
have a private room or share a room with a same-sex sibling. Host
families come in all shapes and sizes. You can be a married or
single adult, with or without children. We have many single parent
host families, as well as "empty-nesters" and people who have never
had children. Students come with spending money and insurance. You
will be able to choose which student(s) you would like to stay in
your home. Profiles with pictures and a letter written in English
are available. Host families are volunteers and the IRS allows
slight tax breaks to families who host. Nacel also offers a great
support system for the host family and the exchange student, so if
either party needs advice or help, someone will be available.
Students are expected to integrate into the host family. The host
family does NOT act as a tour guide. Instead, they are the
student's host parents and host siblings. Students are expected to
clean up after themselves, help with household chores, maintain
decent school grades, and volunteer in their communities.
If you are unable to host a student, please forward this on to
anyone in your office or circle of acquaintances that may be
interested. If you have any ideas for how I may find host families,
please share them with me.
You can read more about hosting and Nacel Open Door at
You can reach me at:
or by replying to this e-mail at naceldallas@...