Host Family Application Form
Thank you for your interest in hosting an exchange student! Hosting a student is a memorable experience for everyone involved. Not only does the host student learn about your culture, but you are also able to learn about their culture.
Please fill out the form below so we can best match a student to your family. The more information you provide the easier it will be to find a match for you. Once matched you will be provided student information including contact info so that you may communicate with them prior to the experience. Please note matches will not be released until all exchange students have been placed with a family.
Please note families are expected to provide a room, meals, laundry, and local transportation to events as indicated on itinerary. Any family is welcome to apply to host, however priority will be given to students at host school. Native Spanish speaking families and Latino families may also apply, but will be accepted on a case by case basis as the primary goals of the exchange are for students to experience a different culture and language from what they are familiar with.
Name of High School:
Nombre del colegio
First and last name of hosting student:
Nombre completo de estudiante anfitrion/a
Host student birthdate
Fecha de nacimiento (mes/día/año) de estudiante anfitrion/a
Host student email address:
Correo electronico de estudiante anfitrion/a
Host student cell phone number (for text/WhatsApp communications):
Numero de teléfono de estudiante anfitrion/a
Address (Street, city, state, zip):
Dirección de la casa
First and last name(s) of parent/guardian contact:
Nombres de padres de familia
Parent cell phone number (for text/WhatsApp communications):
Numero de teléfono de padre de familia
Parent email address:
Correo electrónico de padre de familia
Describe your family. How many people live at the house? How many children are there? What are there names/ages? Do you have pets? What kind of food do you typically eat? Would you be able to host a vegetarian?
Describa su familia. Cuántas personas viven en su casa? Cuántos niños hay? Qué son los nombres y edades? Tiene Ud. mascotas? Qué tipo de comida normalmente comen? Podrían hospedar a una persona vegetariana?
What does your family like to do for fun?
A su familia qué le gusta hacer en su tiempo libre?
Describe the living arrangement for the host student. Include bedroom/bathroom set up.
Describa las instalaciones de la casa. El/la estudiante tendrá cuarto propio o compartido? Baño compartido?
We can host a...
Podemos hospedar a...
Male student / Varón estudiante
Female student / Mujer estudiante
Male or female student / Varón o mujer estudiante
How many students would you be willing to host?
Cuántos estudiantes podrían hospedar?
Would you be interested in helping with other exchange activities?
Chaperone for field trips assisting CR exchange teacher
Welcome or Going away party coordinator
Ice fishing demonstration
Host student t-shirt size:
Costa Rica Summer Exchange
This is an opportunity for students to continue the exchange experience and stay with the same student they hosted in the winter! If interested, please answer the additional questions and review the current information below:
The summer exchange is for two weeks and will have the same format as the winter exchange with students experiencing the best Costa Rica has to offer. In addition to cultural activities, students will zipline, travel to a beach island, visit a volcano and hot springs, explore the capital city of San José, and see how coffee is made.
Please note you are not required to participate in summer exchange if you host in the winter. Likewise, students may participate in summer exchange without hosting during the winter exchange.
Do you have a valid passport?
To enter the country passports must be valid at least six months from return from Costa Rica. In other words, passport shouldn't expire before February after the summer of the exchange.
Please list any allergies, diet restrictions, or health conditions.
Tell us a bit about yourself. What would you like your host family to know about you?
Do you like pets? Which ones? Would it be ok if your host family had pets? What is your favorite music? Is it important for you to attend religious services? If so, which ones? What sports do you play? The more details you can give the better :) Note: If you host in the winter, your host family would be the family of the exchange student you hosted.
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