Rockford Public Schools is pleased to announce that we are continuing our international exchange partnership with Educatius International for the 2017-18 school year. We are reaching out again to families in the Rockford area to host an international student.

This relationship between our school and Educatius will give Rockford families an opportunity to enrich their lives by hosting one of these students. This school-year commitment will allow your family to experience a different culture, share yours, and form a lasting relationship with the student you host.

Educatius students:

  • are between 14-18 years old
  • are primarily from Europe
  • are fully insured
  • have their own spending money
  • speak English
  • must maintain good grades

Host families:

  • must have a genuine willingness to share your family’s daily life with an international student
  • provide an English-speaking environment
  • provide a bedroom for the student, with their own bed, desk, and closet
  • provide 3 balanced meals a day
  • pass an interview and criminal background check

Educatius host families receive:

  • 24/7 local and national support
  • a monthly stipend of $300 per student.
  • host family orientation
  • relationships that last a lifetime

If you think you may be interested in opening up your home to an Educatius international student, please contact one of the following Educatius International Coordinators:

Becky Delacher / or Sara Moore /

PROVIDED BY:  Jeff Hayes, Chinese Teacher and Rockford-Educatius Program Coordinator