About Partner Families

Sign up to be a Partner Family

A partner family...
  • partners with one intern for the full school year.
  • is the intern’s “extended family” during their stay in the U.S.
  • acts as a support team for both the intern and their host families
  • offers more opportunities for the intern to experience American culture and create friendships
Realistic expectations include... 
  • engaging in social activities with their intern
  • spending family time together with their intern
  • providing support for the for their intern by providing transportation
  • spending time with the intern 2 or more times per month
  • contact with the host family in regards to scheduled events
Unrealistic expectations include... 
  • sole reliance on the partner family for the intern’s transportation needs
  • financial assistance