Students that enroll in public or private day schools will be placed in a homestay with a host family. Our host families open their homes and families to welcome international students. Each host family goes through a process of background checks, reference checks, personal interviews, and home visits to ensure the best possible care for our students. Students are provided breakfast and dinner but should plan to use their own money for lunch on school days.
CIEE host families are open-minded, caring, and willing to help a young student adjust and thrive in a new environment. They welcome students into their homes as members of the family, offering a bedroom, bathroom, and a quiet place to study. Host families provide three meals a day, and help to arrange necessary transportation to and from school. CIEE host families, natural families, and students have access to our local and national support center 24 hours a day.