Barstow is now seeking short-term host families to welcome students from our partner schools in Argentina, Spain and France during the 2018-2019 school year. Apply through June 30, 2018, for this enriching cultural experience.
Barstow host families offer a world of endless opportunities to participants of our global exchange program. Hosting positively affects the family and the visitor, allowing each to develop an enhanced intercultural competence and a deeper understanding of belonging to a global community. It creates lasting, positive relationships across cultures through experiential learning. Students who engage in exchanges are eager to investigate the world and seek to understand cultures and values of others.
To help our local and international students achieve global competency goals through cultural and language immersion, we are seeking families that can provide visiting students with warm hospitality and a safe environment.
2018-2019 Visit Dates
  • Argentina: September 4-21, 2018.
  • Spain: September 11-21, 2018.
  • France: October 19-November 1, 2018.
A host family should also be able to provide the student with:
  • Suitable living space. (A student can share a room with a child of the samegender and similar age.)
  • Transportation to and from school.
  • Two meals a day during the week and three meals a day on the weekends or holidays.
  • Additional information and itineraries will be discussed available during host family orientations before students arrive.
If you are interested in hosting a student, please fill out this brief form. If you have questions, contact at

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
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