Opportunity to Host International High School Students!

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Fun! Fun! Fun! Host families and students join in on all the group activities!


Host an International High School Student for 5 or 10 months throughout the school year. Welcome families can host at the beginning of the school year for 2-3 months.


  • Have their own Health Insurance
  • Come with their own spending money
  • Pay for their own clothing, personal hygience, activities, cell phones and service, Laptops (usually)
  • Speak English (must pass a English Proficiency Test before coming)
  • Come from over 30 countries
  • Attend your local public school

Host Families:

  • Offer loving and nurturing environment
  • Show their student an American cultural experience
  • Provide room & board
  • Reasonable transportation (students are not allowed to drive during the program)
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be 25+ years
  • Married or Single with or without children, Empty Nesters
  • English must be the primary language spoken in the home

If you match all these qualities, I'd love to set up an In-Home Interview to discuss your options for hosting this upcoming school year. We offer students and host family activities throughout the school year. It's fun to get a new student every year and show them your American Culture along with learning their culture, as well. This is a great way to utitlize this opprotunity to travel abroad and have your own "travel guide." These students become a member of your family for life! You will miss them!

Your family can choose the student that best matches your interests. This is imperative to make the match work to succeed! Please don't wait because students are awaiting to hear they have a new host family and they are going to get to come! Plus school spots are limited depending on which school district you live in.

Contact: Eddie or Laura Parks

Email: chiparks80@gmail.com

Cultural Homestay International has been around since 1980. There are other opportunities on the website: www.chinet.org


  • Soccer
  • Dance / Aerobics
  • Baseball
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Basketball

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Students come for 5 or 10 months
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