Thank you for being a host family to a World Link international exchange student(s). By inviting a student(s) to live in your home and become a member of your family, you have become an integral part of the student’s life journey as a global citizen that begins here in the United States.
Since World Link students are solely sponsored through public funding, this can add different rules and regulations that other privately funded exchange programs may not have in situations regarding financial, medical, travel, and academic matters. We have created this webpage to help you understand how to solve these situations that may arise as well as a location to get the forms you may need for these occurrences throughout your new family member’s exchange year.
Also on this page is information and resources to those host families that have taken the step to be a “citizen diplomat” and have agreed to host a student not only from another culture but a different religious faith. We hope this will provide you with answers to some of the questions that you may have.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact your local coordinator.
Financial & Medical
Medical Insurance for Exchange Students
How to Submit Reimbursements
Student Travel Instructions and Forms
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 information.
Below are short video clips of Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, Director of CECF, answering the most commonly asked questions about hosting a Muslim student.