MINNESOTA HOST PROGRAM
Each summer, approximately 100 French teenagers come to Minnesota and live with host families. This opportunity gives them the chance to meet new people, improve their English, experience the “American way of life” and take part in many different activities – all thanks to families like yours!
You can welcome a French student for two to three weeks during July or August. Please see the downloadable Host Family Application for the exact dates for this summer's program.
VIE PREPARATION & ASSISTANCE
VIE will hold orientation meetings in early June for all interested families. Your family will be carefully matched with a French teenager of approximately the same age and similar interests as your son or daughter. At the orientation meeting, you will receive a letter of introduction from your French student so that you can correspond with him/her before the group arrives!
VIE staff will provide you with all the information necessary to make your experience as a host family a successful one. From arrival to departure, VIE Coordinators will be available to answer any questions or assist with any problems that may arise.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in sharing your home with a French student for two to three weeks this summer, please contact VIE as soon as possible! We give priority to families who apply early when we match the French teenagers with American families.
You can fill out a Host Program Application and apply online here.
Note: After you fill out your application online and hit SUBMIT you will be redirected to another screen. This indicates that your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't get redirected to that screen after submitting your application, please review the application to see if you missed any required information. Fill that information in and resubmit the application.
Please contact us by phone or by email to let us know that you have submitted an application.
We look forward to having you and your family host a French student this summer. We know it will be a fun and rewarding experience for you!