Thank you for your interest in hosting an international student! Educatius is proud to have a long and successful history of working with host families, and we'd love to have you on board.
Who is eligible to host?
All types of families are encouraged to apply! There is no “typical” host family: families can have small or teenage children at home, single parents, couples with no children, or people that have older children already outside of the home.
Families shouldn’t worry about being too busy — the more opportunity the student has to experience your life, the better!
How are students selected and screened?
I can't commit to hosting for a semester or year — are there shorter opportunities?
Yes! You can become a Welcome Family, which means that you host a student upon their arrival for 6-8 weeks while we work to secure a home for the student in your community.
Can I host more than one student?
Yes, many families host two students at a time. Some host families decide hosting two is better than one and find the hosting experience is even more rewarding. They must speak different native languages so that they only use English in your home. If you are hosting two students who will be sharing a bedroom; it needs to be large enough to accommodate two comfortably.
Are host families responsible for enrolling their students in school?
Yes, although we first get permission from the high school to accept your student.
We also work with the schools to ensure students are in compliance with each school’s policies and procedures. Your family will fill out the same paperwork at the school as you would for your own children. You and your student will meet with the counselor to determine the classes your student will take. Our students must enroll in a full course load, including English and US History. Our Local Coordinators can offer suggestions and assistance if needed.
What do I do if problems arise?
We have a lot of experience in placing students with families, and we provide extensive support throughout the year. We will try and work through adjustment issues that can be common. However, if the placement does not work out satisfactorily, Educatius assumes responsibility to move the student to another family.
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