I find there are many misunderstandings about what is involved in hosting international visitors and what the expectations are for host families, as well as a lack of knowledge about the differences between different kinds of programs (are short-term summer homestays the same experience as a year-long hosting experience, for example).
What *is* hosting? Do you know?
There are many exchange hosting opportunities to learn about another culture. They include not only sharing your home, but also hosting a teacher or international visitor. To start, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website — click here for more information.