International Students

Whether you’re looking to study in the U.S. for a full academic year or to experience the fun of a short-term camp, we have options for you.

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AmeriStudent recognizes that students are more likely to thrive in their study abroad experiences when they are comfortable with their living situations. That is why we try and find the most compatible host family possible. Our host-family matching technology and on-the-ground support is unmatched, our pricing is extremely competitive, and our partner schools are first rate. You will thoroughly enjoy your time as a student with us.

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Pricing & Services

High School
College
Host Family Matching & Placement
2 options
2 options
Private Room & Shared Bathroom
yes
yes
2 Meals/day on school days, 3 Meals on other days
yes
yes
Multiple background checks for host family adults
yes
yes
CSIET Certified Standard
yes
yes
Host family orientation & training
yes
yes
Ameriastudent monthly report
yes
yes
Host Family Retention Service
yes
One Free Host Family Change/year
yes
Monthly host family check-ins
yes
yes
Transportation to/from School
yes
Student Care
Online Student Orientation
yes
Help Resolving Homestay Issues
yes
Help Student Buy U.S. Phone Card
yes
Basic Guadianship
yes
Agent/Parent Communcation
Reply to Agents/Parents within 24 Hours
yes
Family Education Advisor Available to Parents
yes
Airport
Number of Airport Pickups
2
Number of Airport Drop-offs
2
Placement Fee
FREE
$300
Weekly Rate
$300-$475 (billed annually)
$200-$300 (billed monthly)

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

AmeriStudent is proud to offer various short-term and long-term study abroad programs, short-term camps in the summer and winter, and first-class homestay options. We deal with schools, host families, and students directly to ensure that we are providing only the best and safest study abroad experience in the industry.

Our all-inclusive program includes school selection, admissions and I-20 support, orientation, airport pick-up, homestay selection and placement, guardianship, emergency and routine support, monthly reporting, medical and liability insurance coverage, financial services for tuition, and homestay payments. AmeriStudent also provides various short-term summer camps and winter camps.

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Our Programs

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K-12 Students

We’ve built relationships with only the best public and private high schools to help our students meet their full potential.

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College

Quality homestay options for international students who are currently enrolled or already accepted in an American school.

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Student Testimonials

Darrell
Host Family

Our experience with the AmeriStudent organization has been the best! The students have enriched our lives and created a bond that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait to see how their lives will develop. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of the kids future!

Jason
High School Student

Can’t believe I improved my English so much in five months! Here is just like my family.  I love my life in America!

Sitao
High School Student

This is my first time coming to America. I feel very wonderful.  The scenery is beautiful and the sky is clear. I live close to Pismo Beach.  My homestay family is friendly.  They will take me to play every week.  The school has many activities and a robotics class. It has improved my vision of the world.  After class, I always participate in conversations with students.  This is my great life.

Vikki
Host Family

Not only a rewarding experience but…Making new lifelong friends around the country with families!

Weining
Winter Camp Student

The homestay is nice,the childrens in school are friendly,I’m have fun and learn a lot in this trip!

Xuanning
Winter Camp Student

I like all the American food! I like playing basketball with American students here!

California Student Exchange Programs

Are you an international student looking for host family in California or a parent looking to improve your child’s English? AmeriStudent is proud to offer various short-term and long-term study abroad programs, short-term camps in the summer and winter, and first-class student exchange programs.. We coordinate with schools, host families, and students directly to ensure that we are providing only the best and safest study abroad experience in the industry. We specialize in providing homestay for high school students looking to improve their English by living and studying abroad in California.

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Our all-inclusive California homestay program includes school selection, admissions and I-20 support, orientation, airport pick-up, homestay selection and placement, guardianship, emergency and routine support, monthly reporting, medical and liability insurance coverage, financial services for tuition, and homestay payments. AmeriStudent also provides various short-term summer camps and winter camps.

Whether you’re looking to study in the U.S. for a full academic year or to experience the fun of a short-term camp, we have options for you! Interested in a shorter term English immersive homestay program? Read more about our Camp Programs. Contact us today to find out more!

Foreign Exchange Student Homestay Programs

AmeriStudent offers the best and fully-supported homestay program in the industry! Our CSIET certification allows us to offer the safest solutions for students coming to study in the U.S.

In the past and in the case of many study abroad programs, families sending their students abroad have had to rely on a system that places their students with a random host family abroad. AmeriStudent recognized that students are more likely to thrive in their study abroad experiences when they are comfortable with their living situations and with the most compatible American host family possible. We therefore created a system that allows international families to select from homestay situations that they think will best suit their exchange student’s needs.

Via today’s technology, clients can tour prospective homes and hold virtual meet-and-greets with the people who will have the great responsibility and privilege of hosting their student. We thoroughly vet each of our U.S. host families to ensure as best we can the safest and most compatible environment, and host families undergo several orientations and trainings. We remain in constant communication with students and host families and we provide 24/7 support for real-time assistance with emergency situations. In short, we remain closely involved and connected with all parties from beginning to end and do everything in our power to facilitate an ideal learning environment and homestay experience. We commonly provide homestay programs for Chinese, Japanese, German, and French exchange students, but accept inquiries from all international exchange students.
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Homestay Programs for High School Students

AmeriStudent builds relationships with only the best public and private high schools to help our students meet their full potential. Our partnering schools offer rigorous college-prep curriculum, excellent athletic programs, and a wide range of extracurricular and student life activities. The feedback from our clients has been extremely favorable as our students have excelled academically and thoroughly enjoyed their time as an American high school student

AmeriStudent primarily partners with high schools in California, although we do offer some limited options at similarly first-rate schools in Texas, Michigan, and Connecticut.

AmeriStudent’s Complete High School Placement and Homestay Package includes:

  • School and homestay selection and placement
  • CSIET Approved Homestay (Private room, 3 meals daily, school transportation)
  • Guardianship
  • Emergency and routine support
  • Medical and liability insurance coverage
  • Financial services for homestay payments
  • Orientation
  • Monthly Reports
  • Airport Pickup (may require an additional fee)
  • Click here to browse some of the high schools we partner with or contact us today to find a school that best fits your student’s needs. We are here to ensure your experience is a great one!
  • Providing America’s Best International Educational Experience

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Our Locations

We work mostly with California host families, public and private schools. The majority of our locations are either on the northern Los Angeles County, Central Coast of San Luis Obispo County, and the San Joaquin Valley schools of Fresno County. Both regions are extremely centrally located between the SF Bay and Southern California. View our complete list of schools.

We offer partner with schools in the following California cities:

  • Fresno, CA
  • Clovis, CA
  • Northridge, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Morro Bay, CA
  • Pismo Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • and more!

Pricing:
Our homestay all inclusive packages range from $14,000-$18,000 depending on location. To inquire about homes and pricing in your specific area please click below:

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