International Friends accepts applications year-round. Most hosts will be matched in August and January at the start of the semester to give you more time with your student(s). Complete the application by July 31 to be matched in August or December 31 to be matched in January. Other matches are made on a rolling schedule as students are available.
There are also one-day host opportunities each summer at the end of May and the beginning of August. These are with visiting secondary school students from Springfield's Sister City, Isesaki, Japan. Contact the International Friends coordinator if you're interested in participating.