WISE students on short-term or long-term educational learning experiences stay in homes of American families. Potential host families go through an application process including a home visit, FBI background screening, and an orientation training session.
Families integrate WISE students into their home and their family life. This is a great way for WISE students to learn conversational English in a safe and loving environment. Host families benefit, too, from the cultural exchange. This is a win-win situation for both the host family and the international student.
"Our family has had the privilege of welcoming four long-term students into our home and into our hearts. Having these students in our homes has enriched our family as much as we hope we have enriched their lives.
Our children consider each one of these students their 'brother' or 'sister'.
Each one has become a valued member of our family and they all know we are their forever family in America."