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Host Family Information

Become A Host Family

Rockford Lutheran School is seeking host families for its International Student Program. Learn about the stipend program.  By opening your heart and home to a student from another country you will share in the delight of cultural exchange and mutual goodwill.  If you are interested please contact: Liliana Cotton-Schmidt, International Student Program Coordinator at 815-877-9551, ext. 160 or lcottonschmidt@rockfordlutheran.org.

Open your door to a Rockford Lutheran School international student and bring the world to your doorstep.

Since 1980, Rockford Lutheran School has partnered in the International Student Program. A successful program relies on a number of strong participants. It has been observed that the visiting students are mature, versatile and have a genuine interest to live and learn in a new country. A host family will find this experience to be mutually beneficial. International students traditionally arrive in August and return to their country in June. Host families can accept one or two international students per school year.

The Host Family Will Provide:

  • Nurturing and friendly environment
  • Meals
  • Suitable lodging and study space
  • Transportation
  • Communication of house rules

The Exchange Student Will Provide:

  • Personal spending money
  • Own tuition
  • Respect for the house rules
  • Medical Insurance
  • Desire to intermingle with host family

For more information on becoming an international student's host family, please complete and submit the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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