Kids Who Care believes international exchanges are essential to developing strong leaders and diverse artists. We create global minded individuals through summer exchanges, international study tours and the home hosting experience.
In 1989, Kids Who Care hosted our first 3 international students through Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Since that time, we have hosted over 800 exchange students from all over the world including Albania, Italy, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Mexico, Hungary, Scotland, Australia, China, Indonesia, Spain, Israel and Switzerland.
Students are home-housed while in Fort Worth and participate in a schedule of activities that introduce them to Texas culture. Organized student activities include sporting events, museums, theatre, shopping and culinary fun. Everything from a family soccer day to a trip to Billy Bob’s for Texas line dancing makes the experience complete.
While participating in Kids Who Care, international students experience:
The Resident Company welcomes international exchange students living in Fort Worth to participate in Kids Who Care year round. Contact Rachel Williams if you’re interested in attending Summer Camp as an exchange student, or delegation leader.
Each Summer, KWC welcomes 40-60 students and their chaperones from countries from all over the world. We need friendly, flexible and FUN families who can co-create an incredible Texas adventure for our guests. All exchange students stay with host families for the three weeks while they participate in July International Musical Theatre Camp. This gives our guests an authentic Fort Worth experience.
Contact Rachel Williams at 817-737-5437 for more information.
Hosts provide transportation to and from camp and activities, breakfast, dinner and weekend meals. Exchange students have prepaid for lunch at camp, camp tuition, activities and medical insurance. Background checks and home visits are required for all host families.
The Kids Who Care Professional Staff, Alumni, Leaders and Resident Company have a rich history of international exchange. When abroad, Kids Who Care connects to city and world leaders, provides workshops for schools and teachers, and creates performances in traditional and non-traditional venues. Past exchanges include Reggio Emilia, Italy; Novellara, Italy; Trier, Germany; Menashe Region, Israel; and Albania.
To bring Kids Who Care to your community, contact Rachel Williams, International Community Relations at 1-817-737-5437.