All types of families are encouraged to apply! There is no “typical” host family: families can have small or teenage children at home. They can be 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!
What’s expected of me and my family?
Our Families Must:
What types of support will I receive from Educatius?
Our Families Receive:
Yes! If your family cannot commit to hosting for a full year or semester, you can become a "Welcome Family" and host a student upon their arrival for 6-8 weeks while we work to secure a long-term home for the student in the same community!
Yes, many families host two international students at a time. However, the students must speak different native languages to ensure they’ll only use English in your home. The students may share a bedroom but only if it is large enough to accommodate both of them comfortably.
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 schools’ 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.
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.
Our health insurance provider is UnitedHealthCare. Please call their toll-free hotline number regarding any questions with coverage for health care at +1 (800) 251-1712. The student will need his/her ID-card when visiting the doctor's office.
International students will pay $350.00 for emergency room visits and additional charges may apply. Please read all the before visiting a doctor. All pre-existing medical conditions are excluded from this policy.
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