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.

Jaane from Germany with host family

Open Your Heart and Home


Discover the profiles of our remaining students who are eager to join a loving host family and experience life in the U.S.! Each profile highlights their interests, what they hope to gain, and what contributions they can bring, helping you find the perfect match for your family. We invite you to explore their profiles and welcome one into your home!


NOD Coordinator Chris, with here Exchange students in Northern Michigan

Join Our NOD Team Today!

Are you fascinated by other cultures? Passionate about connecting with others? Excited about international student exchange? If so, Nacel Open Door has the perfect opportunity for you!

NOD is seeking 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 in your community.

Learn more about the Local Rep role and apply 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

Host Family orchard trip
Guillem from Spain and his extended Host Family Thanksgiving dinner

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!”

Ggetting to see the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
First day of snow in Terre Haute Indiana

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.

Grand Canyon