Host Family Search 2018-19


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Next year, Cascadia will be partnering with the Department of State’s CBYX program to host exchange students from Germany and we are looking for people interested in hosting our new student, Vanessa.

 Hosting an exchange student is a great opportunity  for you and your family to make a difference in your community. Hosting  promotes mutual cultural understanding by bringing different nationalities together to share ideas and compare values.  A wide variety of hosts are invited to participate: families, single adults, empty nesters, young couples, and more!

 Below is some information about Vanessa and the role her host family will play in her study abroad experience.  If you are not sure if hosting is right for you, we would appreciate your help in spreading the word and passing this along to all of your friends, family, and  community members interested in the opportunity to build a lifelong international friendship and lasting memories.



Student: Vanessa

Country: Germany

Age: 20

Professional Field: Real Estate

Languages: German and English

Vanessa is currently doing an apprenticeship as a commercial clerk in real estate. In her free time, she enjoys surfing and taking photos. She is hoping to go golfing while in the U.S.  She is a non-smoker and has no allergies.


Host Family Responsibilities:

  • House student for one academic year (August 2018-June 2019)
  • Create a warm and friendly environment for the student in your home
  • Engage in learning about her culture as she learns about yours
  • Provide food for two meals a day and a private bedroom for the participant

*Host Families will receive a monthly stipend of $300 to cover some of the costs of hosting