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Phone: 800-941-3738
2601 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 322

Santa Monica
California 90405-5212

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Target demographics: Host an Exchange Student!

Direct beneficiaries per year: place more than 550 international high school exchange students have the American experience of a lifetime while living with their volunteer host family

Geographic areas served: international education and travel

Programs: SHARE! places over 550 international high school exchange student's a year between the ages of 15-18 with volunteer host families. SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples all make wonderful host families. Any adult with a safe, clean, loving environment, is encouraged to host.

Host families provide: A bed, 3 meals a day as well as a loving environment, friendship and a desire to share American culture. The host family may also choose their own student that best fits into their family from over 25 countries from around the world!

SHARE! Students all speak English, come fully medically insured and with their own spending money for personal expenses. They attend the host family’s local high school for a school year or semester.

Contact SHARE! today at 800-941-3738 or sharesouthwest.org to start your adventure of a lifetime!

Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharesouthwest

SHARE! is a global nonprofit educational foundation. Our mission is to create opportunities for greater tolerance and understanding between Americans and peoples of the world.

Each year, the SHARE! High School Exchange Program selects and sponsors approximately 750 exchange students, between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, to experience life in the United States by living with Host Families and attending local public high schools for one semester or a full academic year.
530 students were placed this school year with wonderful volunteer host families.

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As a Coordinator for the ERDT SHARE! High School exchange program I have placed over 100 students in wonderful families. In the SHARE! program we are not desperate for host families. We do not place in sub-standard situations and we follow the State Department guidelines for placement. We are ... more »
My husband and I just returned from a camping trip in the beautiful Rockies. What made it even more enjoyable was that our Swedish exchange student daughter, of 26 years ago, and her family flew in and shared a week with us, fishing, hiking, and site seeing. We have hosted 12 students over the years... more »
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