My most memorable experience of college was studying abroad in Japan. My only regret was that it took me until I was 22 years old to fully embrace another country's culture. Being a host family, you will not only learn your exchange student's culture, but you will help shape his or her once-in-a-lifetime experience here in Montana.

Cities in Montana that are eligible for hosting students include Livingston, Belgrade, Bozeman, Missoula, Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Whitefish. Host families provide exchange students a room (can be shared), meals outside of school and transportation to school events. Exchange students will have their own spending money and full heath insurance. Host families can even get a tax deduction.

Here are a few of the students in need of a Montana Family. The host family picks who they would like to be paired with.

Hannah - Germany - Age 15
Interests: Rope Skipping, track (Running), Hip Hop Dancing, Music, Pets, Photography
I'm a vegetarian, but I eat fish

Laura - France - Age 18
Interests: Badminton, Skiing/snowboarding, Fitness, Going to the movies, Listening to music, Traveling with parents or friends, Playing guitar

Aranu - Spain - Age 15
Interests:Tennis, Baseball, Surfing, Running, Biking, Learning new things, Playing the flute

Pascal - Germany - Age 17
Interests: Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Volleyball, Fitness

Donggue - South Korea - Age 15
Interests:Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Composition, Playing the guitar

Regine - Norway - Age 17
Interests: Jogging, Basketball, Hiking, Friends, Music, Photos, Singing

International Cultural Exchange Services aims to advance international awareness and cultural understanding with the goal of promoting a more peaceful world. Students in the program are from 20 different countries spread across Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

Who: High School foreign exchange students ages 15 - 18
When: Students will arrive mid August but host families are need ASAP

If you are interested in hosting a student, contact Sierra Fein at 406-570-2218 or or visit for more info