Foreign Exchange Student Information

Welcome to St. Pius X High School Exchange Student Information page. Here you will find contact information to possibly host an exchange student. St. Pius X has enjoyed its experiences with exchange students and would like families to continue hosting students. 

If you have questions for St. Pius X about hosting an exchange student, please contact Director of Admissions Breanna Bannes '15 at (636) 931-7487, ext. 117 or

The YFU Experience is the Ultimate Learning Adventure!

YFU USA administers the Youth For Understanding programs in the United States and is committed to preparing young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world. Working in partnership with governments, corporations, foundations, schools, and educators worldwide to create global learning opportunities, YFU promotes international understanding and world peace.

Thorough preparation and program support differentiate YFU from other student exchange organizations. Youth For Understanding has earned an excellent reputation for its comprehensive orientation programs for students and host families.

Visit for information on summer scholarship opportunities and hosting opportunities!

EF Foundation helps you host the world!

Hosting the world is as easy as welcoming a foreign teenager into your home. EF High School Exchange Year is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural understanding through international exchange. Each year, thousands of EF High School Exchange Year students spend an academic year or a semester in the United States. By welcoming one of these English-speaking students into your family, you would create a friendship that crosses all cultural borders.

EF High School Exchange Year students come from 25 countries around the world, are between 15 and 18 years old, and bring their own spending money and insurance. The students are carefully screened by the EF High School Exchange Year offices in their home countries. Host families provide room, board, and -- most importantly -- a caring and supportive environment. You would have the opportunity to select a student whose interests and activities complement your own. Hosting is an educational and cultural experience full of memories to last a lifetime.

Call today to learn more about how your family can make a difference for one student. The EF High School Exchange Year website is

SHARE! Your Heart & Home by hosting an international student from the country of YOUR choice! 

The world is literally at your doorstep. High school students from over 30 countries are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see America through the eyes of its own people. All you have to do as a Host Family is open the door... The world can fit through your doorway. Opening your home and SHARE!ing your family life with a high school student will not only energize everyone in your family but create a positive and meaningful experience that will endure long after your student has departed. Host families or single adults with or without children, provide a bed, meals, and TLC. Students speak English, have spending money, and medical insurance.

For more information call Bruce McKinstry at (314) 974-0769 or the SHARE! Office at 1-800-715-3738

SHARE! Central States 1.800.715.3738

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