Two rebellious British teenagers experience strict parenting on the other side of the world, as 16-year-old Hackney girl-with-attitude Sevda Huseyin and 17-year-old public school dropout Andrew Harwood get new parents in Texas.
For one week they must live with the Frazees from San Antonio, a deeply religious family and a pillar of their community. Dad Randy is a charismatic pastor of a megachurch attended by 10,000 people and his wife Rozanne is mum to their three kids - daughter Jennifer, who has left home, and sons David and Austin.
During their stay, Muslim Sevda must integrate at the megachurch without even her banned cigarettes to fall back on - a difficult combination. Both of these school dropouts must also attend the preppy Boys and Girls Club of America, an after-school program for those not in state education.
Can Andrew overcome his selfish ways and make his parents proud? Can Sevda let down her guard and open up to strangers?