This depends on which country you are going to and when you applied to the program. The sooner we receive your application, the sooner we can start the process of finding you a suitable host family. Most of our exchange students who leave in early autumn are placed in June-August, sometimes earlier. However, it's not uncommon to find out who your host family is just a week or so before you leave, so don't worry if you don't know who your host family is even if you're only a few weeks away from leaving. Our colleagues in each country take great care to match you with the ideal host family to give you the best possible conditions for your exchange.