If you would like to maximize your exposure to the English language and American culture, we recommend you stay with one of our host families. Living with a host family lets you directly experience the American way of life and continue learning English outside the classroom in a day-to-day environment. This enables you to not only study the language, but to live it! I personally meet with every one of our host families to make sure they are friendly, caring, culturally sensitive, and will provide a pleasant "home away from home" for you. Our accommodation offcier will only place you with a family she thinks you will get along with and who will respect your privacy.
Our host families are middle class and live in attractive neighborhoods. They are dedicated, enthusiastic, helpful, and represent a cross-section of contemporary American life. All students have their own private bedroom and often, a private bathroom. Host families provide breakfast and dinner and will meet you at the airport if you arrive on the weekend.
All of our host families enjoy sharing their own culture and learning about other cultures. Many students feel like a member of the family almost immediately! Besides enhancing your immersion experience, living with a host family is a wonderful opportunity to form friendships with people from another culture and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about housing, please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to assisting you in this exciting experience!
All of our host families are middle-class, many are single-parent households, and they may or may not have children living at home. All host families live in attractive homes in safe neighborhoods. Distances from the schools vary from a few-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride, depending on the size of the city. In your host family's home, you will have your own bedroom and either a shared or private bathroom. You will be given a key to the house or apartment and are free to come and go as you please. However, as a guest living with a host family, you should be sure to respect the routine of the people you are staying with.