America’s Favorite International Student Homestay Experience

An international student homestay is the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether you’re interested as a student or host family, AmeriStudent works relentlessly to provide the essentials for exceptional homestay experiences. With prime student/family matches, culturally-rich locations, and leading schools, students and families hold the transformative golden ticket to investing in the globe’s future generation.


  • Affordability

    No hidden fees with complete transparency.

  • Safety

    First priority, one of the few CSIET accredited companies.

  • Support

    Always available with local staff near every student in the USA.

  • Technology

    Exclusive homestay and student management platform.

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We are always looking for great host families to join our team!

Apply for Student Homestay

If you are looking for great homestay you have found it with the most trusted homestay company in the USA!

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International Student

This is my first time coming to America. I feel very wonderful. My homestay family is friendly. The school has many activities. It has improved my vision of the world. After class, I always participate in conversations with students. This is my great life.

Ana Mackay Host Parent with International Student

Ana Mackey
Host Family

I’ve been hosting for over 5 years. By far Ameristudent is the company I would pick and would happily refer to people interested in hosting international students. I am beyond grateful that I have the best coordinator always reaching out to me Jivas Macias

Host family having dinner

International Student

I’ve been living with my host family for almost two years, they love me so much. My host mom is kindly and she took great care of me as her son. She also cares about my grades, I really appreciated that she helped me so much.

Why AmeriStudent is the Premier Homestay Provider for Foreign Students

Some homestay companies are known to place their students with host families at random. However, we see that unplanned matches can take away from a student’s comfortability and success. For this reason, we provide an extremely comprehensive matching service.

Students can personally choose their host families from our selection of approved households. Since safety is a top priority during a homestay student exchange program, we only approve families who have undergone a series of national criminal background checks, trainings, interviews, and at-home inspections. 

As the nation’s favorite homestay provider, AmeriStudent places more homestay students than any other program in the U.S. alongside helpful services like 24/7 on-call support, easy online banking, airport transportation, medical insurance, and college consulting. Our locations, like our homestay California program, boast endless career opportunities surrounded by natural beauty, historic adventures, recreational activities, and perfect exploration weather. 

To top it off, students can find programs loaded with incredible, first-class schools. All of AmeriStudent’s partner schools take great precedence over their international students’ success, delivering everything from extracurriculars, college-prep classes, beautiful campuses, and a thriving, learning-based environment.

Open Your Home for International Students

An international student homestay is a huge act of service, one that AmeriStudent doesn’t take lightly. Your contribution and dedication to young adults’ future careers is an outstanding aid to the world, and we want to make sure you’re properly compensated.

While providing a homestay for foreign students, AmeriStudent offers one of the most generous payment stipends in the nation, providing enough to cover student costs and alleviate other financial strains. Together with these monthly payments, you’ll also have the opportunity to forge wonderful, life-long friendships that span overseas, show off your beloved city, and gain touching fulfillment from helping an eager student. 

We don’t just offer round-the-clock support to our homestay exchange students; we want to take care of our host families, too. You’ll always be in the loop with plenty of orientations, training, and tips to prepare you and your family for opening up your home, as well as 24/7 support from professionally trained AmeriStudent staff.

Big Things Happening

AmeriStudent has recently acquired MSI, Global Homestay Network, Australian Homestay Network, and American Homestay Network. This now makes us the largest student standards based international homestay provider in the world!

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Host Family Spotlight

Many of our host families have different talents and hobbies to share with AmeriStudents. Michele hosts students from Village Christian School, and shares her interest in cooking and meal prepping with her student Camille. Together they chopped, diced, and bagged all the fresh ingredients to be ready to use for future meals. Many of our students like to cook, and Michele does a great job involving her student in the process!

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