Hosting an exchange student with World Link is a unique experience as we provide cultural exchange opportunities for students from countries that the U.S. Congress wishes to establish better ties and a better understanding with. This allows Americans to interact on a personal level with a student from a country that normally does not have opportunities to experience the real culture of the USA through private student exchange programs. This page is dedicated to providing information and resources to those host families that have taken the step to being a “citizen diplomat” and have agreed to host a student not only from another culture, but a different religious faith. We call this “Hosting Across Religion” and we hope that this page will provide you with answers to some of the questions that you may have.
Information about the Islamic Faith
Most of our host families are Christian and many of our students are Muslim. Please click the links below to learn more about the Islamic religious faith and their holidays:
Hosting a Muslim Student- Frequently Asked Questions
Below are short video clips of Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, Director of CECF, answering the most commonly asked questions about hosting a Muslim student.
World Link would like to give a special thanks to the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) in Baltimore, Maryland, for helping to prepare this page.