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Foreign Exchange Program

Mater Dei High School is committed to enrolling a diverse population and welcomes international students. With our partner agency, ASSE International, we believe we’re giving our students the global exposure that gives them a leading edge in today’s international community.

For more information on becoming a host family, please contact Jill Seiler or call 812-426-2258.

I would definitely recommend it. We've had two kids, and they've both been fantastic in their own ways. It has been a great experience.

Melanie (Schemel) Blanton '91

Become a Host Family

When you open your doors to a foreign exchange student, your entire family will discover a world of fun and adventure. By sharing your home for either a semester or a school year, you will be giving an extraordinary young person from another country the opportunity they've dreamed of-to live with your family and experience American culture, customs, and our language. In turn, your exchange student will share with your family a bit of their homeland.

Anyone can be a host family, but we encourage our current families to participate so their students can also make a lifelong friend from another country. Exchange students pay for their own tuition. Mater Dei host families receive a $500/per semester discount on their own child's tuition.