Founded in January 2014, BFF is an exchange student organization created out of a true passion for international education. We are excited to have an incredible team of people who help make our passion come alive through their participation. Our team of dedicated community advisors works closely with host families, high schools and students to ensure the success of our programs.
Borderless Friends Forever promotes world peace through cultivating opportunities for cultural and educational exchanges. These exchanges allow people to learn more about each other’s core values. We bring the international traveler and the host family together to create meaningful relationships through which we celebrate our differences and similarities.
To fulfill this mission, we:
work with international agencies who understand our vision;
offer programs guided by passion;
facilitate relationships between hosts and participants; and
foster a sense of family in our exchange communities.
The BFF Difference
Nationally and Internationally there are hundreds of "Student Exchange Program" providers, so what makes BFF stand apart from the others?
Recent studies have shown that the bonds of friendship that develop during a hosting experience help students grow in their understanding and appreciation of diversity and lead to an increase in tolerance. We are dedicated to fostering those relationships through one-to-one meetings, group events and consistent check-ins to ensure the experience is a positive one for all parties.
Communication is key to understanding each other’s perspectives in different situations and to solve misunderstandings. During the exchange, our community advisors will support both the host parent(s) and exchange student. He or she will ensure that both of you have a valuable experience. During the exchange period several events are also organized, so you can share with one another experiences your having with other host parents.
BFF has a long track record of success. Our dedicated advisors are embedded in communities across the nation to provide each program participant a safety net of support. Many of the team members started as cultural exchange students, advisors or hosts themselves, and their work is as much a calling as a job. BFF is supportive of host families, students, and natural families, every step of the way.