Global Experiences
Being a host family

Freedom Support/Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) 

FLEX high school host family 

  • Serve as a host family for students from Eurasia countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan who will be enrolled as a junior or senior in the local high school
  • Student will arrive in August with departure in May
  • Applications are due by Dec. 1

Japanese high school host family

  • Serve as a host family for a Japanese student who will be enrolled at a local high school usually as a junior or senior
  • Student will arrive in August with departure in June
  • Applications are due by Dec. 1

Japanese short-term host family

  • Opportunity to serve as a host family for a youth from Japan for four-weeks
  • Youth will be with the host family from mid-July to mid-August
  • Opportunity to serve as host for two weeks for the adult chaperone who accompanies the youth delegates
  • Applications are due by March 1

Applications

If you would like to be a host family, please fill out the application on the official exchange website. If you would like a hard-copy version of the application, please contact Joyce Taylor (TaylorJL@missouri.edu) for more information.