Becoming a host family is a rewarding experience that allows cultural interaction and exchange, learning, and growth for both student and family. As enjoyable as the experience is, you must be sure you are ready for the process of hosting a student. Nurturing a student away from his or her home is much more than having a “renter” in your house. International students must be attended to as if they are your own children. Though challenging, families that can put in the effort with these students find that the experience makes it more than worthwhile!