Become an Host Family for a Japanese High School Student!

Dear Austin community members,

Are you interested in hosting a Japanese high schooler for one or two semesters starting immediately? AFS Intercultural Programs is looking for a host family for Higashi. 15 years old in Austin, Texas. Please contact if you would like to provide a home for Higashi. Read his bio and hist family letter here.

Thank you for your consideration! 


AFS FAQ, but please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

What is required of an AFS Host Family?
The opportunity to participate in your family’s daily lives and events
The same care, support, and comfort you would give another member of your family
A bed, not convertible or inflatable; sharing a room with a sibling of the same gender close in age is fine
Three quality meals, including lunches and meals eaten as a family in restaurants

Does the student speak English?
Yes, all students have a demonstrated level of proficiency in English with the goal of improving.

What is the financial obligation?
AFS students have their own spending money for social and school activities, clothes, etc. You are not required to provide spending money or an allowance.

What about medical expenses?
The student’s tuition fee includes medical insurance.

Are Host Families paid?
No, however, you will be entitled to a tax deduction each month that your AFS student stays in your home.