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Become a Host Family!

Being a host family means more than providing a bed and meals; it means opening your doors to experiencing new cultures and giving students a second home. If you’re ready to open your heart and share your home, chances are you’ve got what it takes to host an international student!

As a host family, you will be able to give international students a home away from home. You will have a chance to learn from one another, share different customs, explore different cultures, and help students get the best experience abroad possible.

What do I need to become a host family?

FA Homestay hosts are required to be at least 25 years old, and be able to provide the following:

  • A bedroom and a bed (private room required)

  • A bathroom (can be shared)

  • An appropriate place to study

  • Meals at home and school (depending on location and student age*)

  • Assistance in coordinating appropriate transportation (depending on location and student age*)

* FA Homestay serves both high school and college-aged students depending on location, but the host can choose their preference.

What are the benefits of becoming a host family?

The FA Homestay team will support you each step of the way. Here are a few of the benefits you will get for joining our host family program:

  • Monthly Payments

  • Local Coordinator Support to get you matched with the best student for your family

  • 24/7 Emergency Staff Assistance

How do I become a host family?

The first step to becoming a host family is to fill out an application. One of our team members will reach out to you for a home tour and to answer any questions you may have. After our screening process, we will add you to our host list and place a student as soon as one matching your preferences becomes available.

Any questions?

We understand this may be a difficult decision to make, so we are here to help answer any questions you may still have. Feel free to contact us at with any questions.

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