Student FAQ

Circle of Friends
DOES MY HOST FAMILY GET PAID TO HOST?
According to government regulations, J-1 student host families do not get paid. They are volunteers.

WHAT DOES FACE THE WORLD LOOK FOR IN A HOST FAMILY?
Our host families come in all shapes and sizes: they can be single, retired, empty-nesters, or childless. Host families have a desire to learn about other cultures and the willingness to share their life with a person from another culture. Students are expected to take part in all host family activities, including chores.

WILL I HAVE MY OWN ROOM?
Students may share a bedroom with a child of the same gender. All students will be provided with his or her own bed. We have found that a student who shares a room with a host sibling often makes the transition from exchange student to family member more quickly.

WILL I HAVE INSURANCE?
All students are covered by a comprehensive health and liability policy while on the Face The World program.

WHAT DOES THE HOST FAMILY EXPECT FROM THEIR STUDENT?

The host family will welcome students into a warm and loving home. Flexibility, a sense of humor and the ability to adapt to a new family and lifestyle are important qualities that host families hope their student will have.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A HOST FAMILY AND THE STUDENT DON’T GET ALONG?
Each family and student is assigned a community representative who will work with them during the program. This person is prepared to assist you with any problems that might arise.