Organization looking for local families to host foreign exchange students

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is looking to place several international students in the Sand Springs area for the coming school year, and is currently in search of host families.

All exchange students are between the ages of 15-18 and have appropriate visas, medical insurance, and their own spending money. Host parents are responsible for providing meals and transportation, a bedroom and a bed, and an appropriate place to study. Exchange students are allowed to share rooms with children of the same gender, within four years of age. Host parents must be at least 25 years old.

How long you host your student is up to you. Programs include two weeks, one semester, or one academic year. Local Coordinators are available to answer questions, help match students to the perfect home, and advise you throughout the process.

While students are in America they will work on community service projects. Depending on the length of their stay they will also either attend your local high school, or work in an internship program. Hosting an exchange student is an exciting opportunity to share your lifestyle with someone from across the globe, and to expose your family to another country’s culture.

Some of the students currently looking for placement include:

  • Lorenzo, a 16-year-old German boy who is a big fan of American Football and enjoys hiking, politics, history, English, and geography.

  • Erdemkhishig, a 16-year-old Mongolian girl who is interested in exploring new cuisines and enjoys exercise, movies, photography, and vlogging. She wants to be placed in a home where she can attend weekly Christian church services.

  • Jakub, a 17-year-old Polish boy who likes soccer and basketball, enjoys watching movies, plays piano, is interested in economics, music, and fashion.

The Portland-based international nonprofit has been placing exchange students across the globe for more than seventy years. Go to to fill out your application today.