Explore the World with
Nacel Open Door

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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.

About NOD

Discover the World. Unlock Your Potential.

Since 1957, Nacel Open Door, Inc. has promoted programs and opportunities aimed at students who want to broaden their perspective of the world and gain practical experience living, working, and learning in another culture.

Learn more about careers with NOD.

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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Connect International Students with American Host Families

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 currently seeking individuals to serve as Local Representatives across the country. Local Representatives match international students with American host families and high schools in their area each school year. This position is a rewarding, paid service opportunity for individuals looking for a flexible schedule. Local Reps are outgoing individuals who possess the networking skills and contacts to successfully recruit new host families. Serving as a Local Rep is the perfect role for anyone with a passion of international cultural exchange!

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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