Why be an Exchange Student
The Exchange Programs
Long Term Exchange Program
Short Term Exchange Program
Rotary and ESSEX
What is Rotary and ESSEX
For Teachers & Schools
For Host Families
Prospective Rotary Clubs
For the ESSEX Inbound
For the ESSEX Outbound
Host Family Sign up
Volunteer Sign up
YEO Web Portal
Guarantee Form F & Hosting Form
Certification and/or Process
US Department of State
Tzell Travel Agency
CISI - BOLDUC Insurance
ESSEX Executive Board
Host Family Certification and Process
Identify the Host Family and then conducted an In-Home interview with all members of the Host Family. *Once the family has completed their application process you can then go into the Host Family records and complete the Interview Box located on the YEO Web Portal.
Host Family must complete the Host Family Application via the ESSEX Host Family Portal
Host Families will be asked to supply 2 references while completing the Host Family Application. A link to complete the reference will be sent automatically to these people identified in the Host Family Application
Waiver for background check will be sent automatically via email - complete for each family member over 18.
Host Family Orientation - Each family must attend a Host Family orientation prior to the students placement. Attendance at a Host Family Orientation must be documented by HF217-Host Family Orientation. Topics needed to discuss are noted on the Host Family Orientation Form.
District Chairs must upload the HF orientation form to the HF Family file in the database by going to the host family record, documents, upload new, document type, HF Training Evidence and click upload.
- Host Families cannot view the students application until they have been vetted and approved. (DOS regulation)?
- Host Families cannot receive compensation for hosting a student. (DOS regulation)
- Inbound student cannot live with a relative (DOS regulation)