Hosting an International Student

Hosting an international student is an incredibly rewarding experience. American and Canadian families who open their hearts and homes to international high school students develop lifelong bonds and gain a better understanding of the world around them. 

Our students are enthusiastic about studying abroad in the USA and Canada. They are required to be proficient in English, as well as meet all the requirements of 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 complete an applicationparticipate in an interview process and pass a criminal background check. To host an international student, families must be able to provide a safe, welcoming home with a bedroom, desk, dresser and ample space for storage. Families should be located within an easy commute to our partner school and 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 Local 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 if you have further questions. 


Bring the world to you. Be the world to them.


"I couldn't have made a better decision to open up my home to so much diversity! 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. This is an experience our entire family will never forget!"

 - Mrs. Nikopoulos, Host Mom from Maynard, Massachusetts

CSIET 2019-2020 The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) grants provisional F-1 Inbound listing to Educatius Group in the 2019/2020 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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