Do you have an interest in learning about other cultures, meeting new people, and sharing your life and home with a study-abroad student? Becoming a host family with AmeriStudent, provides you the opportunity to help a high school student as they study abroad at one of our partner schools. AmeriStudent host families often say that through the hosting experience they gain a new cultural perspective and develop a lasting relationship with their student.
Many international students are interested in studying abroad in California, and are eager to connect with caring homestay families that will help them improve their English language skills, teach them about American culture, and help them adjust to living in a new country. In fact, over the course of the homestay, many students go from being welcomed guests to cherished members of the family. Hosting a student is a unique and rewarding experience for both the international student and the family!
Our goal at AmeriStudent is to connect
international students with warm and
welcoming families. We are looking for families who are truly wanting to experience the culture of a student from another country, and are willing to take in students and treat them like their own. Through an extensive
matching process, we strive to find a good fit
between our students and host families. If
you can provide a student with three meals a
day, a private bedroom, transportation to
and from school and are wanting to invest in a
high school student, then applying to be a
host family may be the opportunity you’ve
been looking for! We are always looking for
individuals and families who want to join us in
providing the safest and most hospitable
homestays in the industry.
Our heart behind matching host families, is to
help both students and families have a
fantastic experience. To ensure our program
is a success, we maintain quality assurance
by keeping up with CSIET standards, offering
monthly reports, ongoing support, and to
provide host families with a generous
monthly stipend. AmeriStudent also
provides families and international students
with an orientation process to cover common
cultural differences, rules, and expectations of
living abroad with a host family. With staff
throughout California and in other parts of the
country, we can guarantee a local contact to
support you every step of the way.