Explore the World with
Nacel Open Door

Student Fall Orinetation

Extraordinary experiences. Lasting friendships. Moments that can change your life. Discover a world outside your own with Nacel Open Door’s (NOD) student exchange programs.

Give Hosting a Try!

Breaking Down Hosting Misconceptions

Don't think you have what it takes to host an international student? You'd be surprised! Nacel Open Door is looking for Host Families for student coming to the US this Fall to attend high school in your area. Give hosting a try... Start your application today!

Enhance Your Worldview by Hosting a Student

By opening your home to a Nacel Open Door student, you will provide a life-changing experience for a talented and bright young person, while also broadening your horizons and enhancing your own worldview.

"We have been first time parents, and it was so great. We have had the most enriching and rewarding experience of my life. It wasn't the easiest, but it was the best."   - Former AYP Host Family

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Are you fascinated by other cultures? Passionate about connecting with others? Excited to share your American lifestyle? Then Nacel Open Door has the perfect opportunity for you!

NOD is looking for outgoing, self-motivated individuals who enjoy making their own schedules and building relationships that last a lifetime. As a Local Representative, your primary responsibility is to match international exchange students with American host families and high schools.

You can work full-time or part-time, whatever fits with your schedule!

This position provides an excellent opportunity to build connections within your community, as well as with the students you place, and the host families they live with.

Nacel Open Door has been a leader in the Student Exchange field for over 60 years and has an experienced, dedicated support staff and a passionate network of representatives to help you. We’re excited to welcome new Reps who share our enthusiasm for creating meaningful experiences for our international students and American host families.

American Host Family with their international exchange student

Explore the World with NOD

With Nacel Open Door’s variety of foreign exchange programs—short term and long term, in the U.S. and abroad, and at schools of all different kinds—you’ll explore the world, make lifelong connections, and discover new cultures. 

“I totally enjoyed my year. Thank you for making it possible for students like me to travel abroad!”

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Experience prom in the United States
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Experience high school in the United States
NOD Stories

Vitoria, AYP Alumnus

Originally from Brazil, Vitoria attended high school in Wisconsin on the Academic Year Program. During her time in the United States, Vitoria volunteered to blog about her experiences as an exchange student.

Make An Impact

From becoming a host family to joining our team as a local representative or coordinator, Nacel Open Door has many ways in which you can benefit from our worldwide programs.

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