OPEN YOUR HOME
TO THE WORLD
How to Apply
1. Complete the Application
Fill out the host family application by clicking here.
2. Background Checks
All adult members of the household must undergo a background check.
3. Home Visit
One of our staff will conduct a home visit to assess the suitability of your living space and ensure it meets the necessary standards for hosting a student.
4. Attend Orientation
Once approved, we invite hosts to attend a training session at the school. This provides valuable information about cultural differences, communication strategies, and support mechanisms.
5. Match with a Student
We will seek to match your family with a suitable international student based on preferences, interests, and compatibility.
6. Welcome Your Student
Once matched, welcome the student into your home with warmth and enthusiasm. Provide them with essential information about your household routines, rules, and local amenities.
Why become a host family? Cultural Exchange Hosting an international student provides a unique opportunity for cultural exchange. It allows your family to learn about different traditions, customs, and perspectives, fostering a greater understanding of the global community. Building Lifelong Connections Hosting a student often leads to the development of lasting friendships and connections. The bond formed during their stay can create a sense of extended family and open the door to future visits or even reciprocal stays abroad. Enhancing Language Skills Living with an international student creates an immersive language-learning environment for both your family and the student. This helps improve language skills and promotes effective communication. Global Perspective Exposing your family to a different culture broadens your worldview. It encourages open-mindedness, tolerance, and a more inclusive perspective, which are essential qualities in our interconnected world. Supporting Education By becoming a host family, you contribute to the educational journey of an international student. Your support can significantly impact their academic success and personal growth during their time abroad.