LIBERTY EXCHANGE ORGANIZATION
PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR IRANIANS
Every person whose life is improved or saved, stems from an act of generosity that’s purely voluntary. That’s why hosting a language student is so extraordinary when you do it.
LIBERTY Students are young adults from Iran aged between 16-19. The LIBERTY Student is considered as a full member of the family; she/he lives with a Canadian family (or person), usually for 6-12 months.
The LIBERTY Student helps the family with cooking, cleaning and light household tasks. In return, the host family provides free board and lodging as well as pocket money.
Liberty Exchange provides an opportunity to learn English for students from some of the most opportunity-deprived regions of Iran, who otherwise don’t have access to English-speaking people or communities.
For over years, Liberty Exchange has been working to abolish English illiteracy from the Iranian youth, ever since the Iranian Ministry of Education banned the teaching of English in all Iranian schools.
Whether you contribute by hosting a language student or as an advocate for good, by trying to find host families for the students, you make a real difference in an educationally deprived individual’s life.
GET INVOLVED WHERE IT MATTERS
Connect with us and make a real difference to the life of those in need of learning English.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR STUDENTS
Each year, the Canadian-Iranian Liberty Exhange convenes a select group of hopeful teenagers from all around Iran, known as LIBERTY Students.
Over the past six years, the LIBERTY Students has involved a total of 526 females and 143 males, from 50 different ciities in Iran, in a two-week experiential, interactive, learning and networking language program in 15 cities in the Canada that have developed unique, effective approaches to addressing the teaching of English as a second language.
Following the conclusion of the program, LIBERTY Students leverage the knowledge and networks they gain during their language learning experience in Canada to enact positive change in their own communities and regions in Iran.
LIBERTY Students all over Canada use the tools and connections to offer comprehensive services to iranian students, reduce vulnerability to the government ban of teaching English, and contribute to a worldwide network of language teachers and student who are creating a more connected world for us all.
Help by hosting a language student.
Your generosity makes our work possible.
OPEN YOUR HOME
All year round Liberty Exchange is recruiting families who are interested in hosting Iranian students and want to experience how giving it is to open up their homes to host a student.
LIBERTY Students travel to Canada for a full immersion experience, and by hosting Iranian students with Liberty Exchange, you become an essential part of our unique programmes.
Host an Iranian student and become the family our host students dream of by offering a warm and secure way for the host students to immerse themselves in the daily life in their new country.
Liberty Exchange is looking for host families throughout Canada, in and around our many locations. Join our host families today and offer our students a profound experience that can change their view of the world – and might change yours too.
HOST A STUDENT
As a host family, you (and your children) will have a quieter life. You will discover the joy of having more flexibility with the children in the morning, some more time and quiet life with family’s regular chores.
Family members of all ages will experience that being a host family for an iranian LIBERTY Student provides a unique opportunity to get to know a new culture and a new country. Being a host family is very rewarding, for each and every member of your family.
You will all get another person to cherish and your everyday-life will get a true energy boost. You will have a new family member who will help you take care of the children, contribute with cooking and cleaning, and who will participate in your family life.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Liberty Staff will be with you every step of the way when hosting students: helping you select the host student that best fits your family; guiding you through your student’s transition to their new country; introducing you to other families in your community; and organizing optional fun excursions. You can be absolutely certain that when you host international students with Liberty Exchange, our staff is always available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a special hotline.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
MAKE A DONATION
Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good. All donations are apent on covering the expenses of the students, since Liberty Exhange are a nonprofit organization.
HOST A LANGUAGE STUDENT
By hosting a language student, you provide the crucial opportunity for an individual to flourish in an English-speaking environment. We are very dependent on volunteers opening up their homes for about 6-9 months at a time.
JOIN OUR EFFORTS
Your help makes our work possible. Whether you work as a local coordinator for our LIBERTY Students, or as a volunteer who has chosen to promote our causes and find host families, your contributions are greatly appreciated!
During the 4th quarter of 2020, we’ve managed to find host families for 143 Iranian students looking to learn English in Canada.
We are very proud to have been able to keep up our activities, despite the slowing effects that have been brought on by the global pandemic.
SO FAR WE HAVE HELPED
FROM OUR BLOG
“Hosting international students through Liberty Exchange has been a good experience for me. It’s been great to meet students from Iran and learn about their different culture. I love to do fun things with my students like camping, going to the beach, and cooking dishes from their home country.”
– Susan Palubecki, Liberty Host family for 3 years
“We began our experience last year (2019-2020) by hosting one girl. We picked her because she had a lot in common with our oldest daughter. After speaking with her, we fell in love! She was with us for about 6 weeks, we decided to add a second student, a boy. We had a family vote, including our student, and could not have done a better thing. We loved him immediately too. They were a great fit. We had so many laughs and there was so much joy in our home. Our own kids have grown so much as individuals!.”
– Christina Peterson, Liberty Host family for 7 years