Host Family Matching Services
Our team of experts is ready to find a safe and welcoming host family for you in the United States!
How it Works
1. Select your Matching Service
Select the → host family matching service that works best for you based on your arrival date.
2. Complete your Student Profile
Let us know your preferences, hobbies and what you're looking for in a host family.
3. The Matching Process Begins!
We'll find a friendly, CSIET-certified host family near your school.
Matching Service Options and Pricing
We carefully facilitate the matching arrangements between every international student and their host family, with service options available based on each student's estimated arrival date.
14 days or less
Our team will present your host family in 14 days or less.
30 days or less
Our team will present your host family in 30 days or less.
90 days or less
Our team will present your host family in 90 days or less.
*Depending on the matching service selected, our team will provide a host family option within 14, 30 or 90 days of the matching fee payment. Matches needed any earlier may require an expedite fee (in addition to the original matching fee). We are unable to guarantee a match in less than 7 days.
Homestay Pricing Varies by Location
Homestay pricing varies based your study abroad destination and add-on services. To get an estimate of homestay pricing in your area, check out our top destinations and find the city closest to your school in the USA!
Interested in finding a host family?
Ask our team anything in the form below. We're here to help you find a safe, hospitable American host family for your time abroad.
About Our Host Family Matching Service for International Students
To begin, all international students fill out a thorough student profile with basic information, such as school location, age and more. Additionally, the student will let us know more about their lifestyle and preferences, which helps us find their ideal host family. This includes information such as pet allergies, dietary restrictions, hobbies, languages spoken, preferred levels of interaction and so much more.
Similarly, our host families fill out their own profile to let us know if they can provide transportation, if they have pets, how close they live to school and other important details.
Based on the information from both the student and host family profiles, our team will present the student with their new host family option. If both the student and host agree—great news! We've made a match. That family will then begin preparing for their student's arrival and get ready to welcome them to the United States.