Become a Host Family in the USA

“Our students and host families establish wonderful bonds together. They cultivate global understanding, outreach, and lasting relationships.” 

- Gaylen Tracy, Vice President of Operations at Educatius

Hosting an international student is an incredibly rewarding experience. American families who open their homes and hearts to high school students from a different culture understand the benefits of hosting extend beyond their imagination.

Our students are enthusiastic about studying abroad in the USA and they are required to be proficient in English, as well as meet all requirements with our partner schools. Many of the students travel from diverse countries including Brazil, China, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Norway, Italy and Germany. 

Host Family Requirements. Our host families must fill out and complete an application, as well pass a criminal background check and interview process. Host families need to provide a safe and welcoming home for the student, in addition to a bedroom with a desk, dresser, and ample space for storage. Families should be located within an easy commute to our partner school, as well as prepare 3 well-balanced meals a day.

Quality Assurance. Educatius is a CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel) listed partner which stands behind a strict standard of excellence and maintains our quality assessment each year. Our nationwide network of International Coordinators collaborate with each family and student to ensure the program is a success. The orientation process prepares the host family as well as the student with regular check-ins by the coordinator to address any concerns.

24-Hour Hotline for Assistance. Our toll-free number provides immediate assistance for our students and families should they encounter any challenges that our experienced staff can resolve.

Monthly Stipend. Each region of the country receives a specified amount of money to offset living expenses.

Please contact us 1 800-301-6014, or email hostfamily@educatius.org if you have further questions. 

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"I couldn't have made a better decision to open up my home to so much diversity and we will continue to be a host family."
 - Christina, Host Mom from Casa Grande, Arizona

"Having Clara become a part of our family has been wonderful. We are already making plans to visit her and her family in Italy this summer."

 Mr. Ruccio, Host Dad from Arlington, Massachusetts

"Educatius has been wonderful and this is an experience our entire family will never forget!"
 - Mrs. Nikopoulos, Host Mom from Maynard, Massachusetts
CSIET_2018  The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) grants provisional F-1 Inbound listing to Educatius Group in the 2017/2018 Advisory List. The CSIET certification mark certifies that this organization complies with the standards set forth in the CSIET Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Educatius Group is one of the largest inbound F1 organizations listed with CSIET, placing students from over 50 diverse countries.

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