Q. My family is busy, would we make a good host family?
A. YES! Most families are busy with sports and activities. This is all part of the American experience. Encourage the international students to get involved or at least attend events. They will thank you for it when they have many great memories of their overseas experience. Don't forget, carpooling can be a lifesaver for busy families.
Q. Is there a stipend for hosting an international student?
A. Yes. There is a monthly stipend of $400 per month.
Q. What if we go on vacation and can't take the student? What if we need a short break from hosting?
A. Leave that to us, we have families that are willing to provide temporary care for the students. Sometimes this is a great way to see if hosting for a longer period will work for a family.
Q. Do we have to pay for them if we go out to eat?
A. If you go out to eat as a family, yes. Host families are to provide all meals outside of school, this can be a sit down meal at home, eating out, or leftovers on the run when we have activities to get to.