Become a Host
Bring an international student into your home, your school, and your community
Open your heart, share your home
Becoming a host family means embarking on a new adventure. Make life-long connections and embrace new cultures in your family by hosting an International HSUSA student in your loving home. From married, single, empty nesters, young kids, teenage kids, or no kids, High School in the USA welcomes any host able to provide a safe home, three square meals, and loving support.
What's next? How does it work?
STEP 1: CONTACT US
using our online contact form. The HSUSA team is available to answer all your questions about hosting an International Student.
STEP 3: BACKGROUND CHECK
HSUSA puts top priority on safety for the students in our program. All of our host families go through a screening process to ensure the student's safety that includes a criminal background check, a home visit & three character reference calls
STEP 5: SELECT A STUDENT
The first step is to choose a profile amongst all the students who applied to our program and looking for a host family. Visit the 'MEET OUR STUDENTS' section and see exchange students coming to your community from around the world.
STEP 2: APPLY
We recommend allowing up to 45 mins to complete your Host Family Online Application. It will take even less time if you have the complete contact information for your references on hand.
STEP 4: APPROVAL
Upon the approval of your application, you will start working with our Local Coordinator. We will cover everything you need to know before opening your home to an International Exchange Student.
STEP 6: OPEN YOUR HOME
The final step is to prepare your family and home to the arrival of the Student. We encourage both families (student & host) to connect prior to arrival & start creating a bond.
Hosted Karen, from Egypt
Host School: Ravenwood High School,
"Karen was a wonderful addition to our family. She got involved with lots of things like field hockey, a school play, and loved the travels we did around America. We went to the Grand Canyon, we saw the ocean and my daughter loved having a new sister. It was a great experience for all of us. We keep in touch with Karen and can’t wait to see her again, either over there in Egypt or when she comes back to the United States."