Global Scholars Host Families

  • Explore world cultures with your family from the comfort of home.

    Queensbury High School is accepting applications from international students for the Global Scholars program. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the program will allow high school-aged students from around the world to experience education in Queensbury while living with local host families.

    During their 10-month exchange, each host family will enjoy a unique, memory-making relationship with one well-vetted scholar. Host families provide housing and embrace their guest scholars into regular family life such as mealtimes, outings and vacations. In exchange, they get to build new friendships, explore a different culture and receive a monthly stipend for expenses.

    Those who are interested in becoming a host family must complete the following steps to participate in the Global Scholars program:

    • Complete a host family application.
    • Sign a criminal background check authorization release.
    • Complete a host family orientation.
    • Provide proper supervision to the international student, in accordance with Queensbury guidelines.
    • Participate in monthly meetings with the program supervisor.
Queensbury students at a cultural event