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Hosting International Students

Judge Memorial is expanding the International Program! We recognize the importance of cultural diversity and understanding, to enrich, prepare, and provide opportunities to diversify our students for this ever-expanding international world. We are in urgent need for families to host high school international students from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Germany, Spain and other countries for the current school year. Enrich your family with another culture and make a lifelong friend from abroad! We provide safe and easy hosting program for all participating family with extensive support and safety:
  • No legal and medical liability
  • Comprehensive support service and 24 hour emergency number

Becoming a Host Family

Thank you for your interest in our Cultural Exchange Program and in becoming a host family for our students. Our homestay program enables high school-aged students from around the world the opportunity to live with an American host family and learn firsthand about the American way of life. The international students live as a member of your family, attending Judge Memorial Catholic High School for one academic school year or one semester.

Hosting has a rich heritage in the United States, from before the Fulbright-Hays act of 1961 through Ronald Reagan's Presidential Initiative, and on through present day. In that same spirit, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recorded a special video discussing the need for hosting and the benefits it brings the families, the United States, and the entire world:
CLICK HERE to watch the video
Family with or without children, as well as responsible single adults can become a host family. All that is required of our hosting families is that they can provide a warm and loving environment for our students and are interested in encouraging the student to become an active member of their family and school.
To become a Host Family or to receive more information on becoming a Host Family for our school, please contact Mr. Tim Gardner at, or call 801-517-2129 for an application and more details!