Every year, hundreds of our students stay with carefully selected local Homestay hosts. The experience for both can be enriching and memorable.
Criteria for selecting a family
A "family" can consist of a single host mother or father, older retired couple, couples without children, family with both parents working outside the home or a traditional family with children and a stay-at-home parent.
English must be the language spoken in the home when students are present.
Our families host international students for many reasons. Primarily, they seek a cultural experience for themselves or their own children. Strictly for financial reasons is not sufficient as there is no guarantee that a student will be placed in the home.
Our families must have the time to be involved with the student as they would be with their own child – provide a home-away-from-home.
Basic home requirements to host a student
A private bedroom for the student.
A room with adequate light, a comfortable, bed, chest of drawers, closet and a desk.
Homestay is to provide pillows, bed linen, towels, toilet paper, bath mats, shower curtains, etc.
Homestay is to provide up to three generous, nutritious meals a day plus reasonable snacks and beverages.
A safe and caring environment.
Contact our office by phone for a preliminary interview.
A home visit will be arranged.
If application is approved, family will be included in our database.