The IEC is looking for qualified homestay families to host international students for short and long-term programs. IEC homestay families welcome our students as members of their families and help them adjust to life in the U.S.
What are the benefits of hosting an international student?
Hosting is an excellent way to learn about the world and other cultures. By opening your home to an international student, you open a student’s eyes to life in the U.S., helping to foster cross-cultural communication and understanding. The student becomes a part of your family, creating a lifelong friendship.
What is required of a homestay family?
Will I receive financial compensation for hosting an IEC student?
Homestay families receive a modest stipend for meals.
How do I become a homestay family?
If you are interested in becoming an IEC homestay family, please click the button below and submit the online Homestay Interest Form. An IEC staff member will contact you within 2 business days.