Live with a Homestay Family in the U.S.
For students age 14+
For students age 14+
Living with one of our homestay families will create great memories! You will learn about American culture, have the opportunity to share your culture with your homestay, and most importantly, improve your English. If you want to improve your English faster, live with an English-speaking family!
We personally recruit and screen all of our homestay families to ensure students are only placed with good, loving families. We run background checks on all of the adults, interview the entire family, and take photos of the entire home so that there are no unpleasant surprises.
By living with a homestay family, you can improve your English faster than if you live in student housing or an apartment.
We will review your application and begin matching you with the homestay families we believe are the best fit. Afterward, we will set up a video meeting with you.
Once the paperwork has been processed and you have chosen a family, you will be given their contact information, home address, and pickup information.
The Passport Scholars Homestay Program is available to all students age 14 and up. You can live with a homestay family for as little as 2 weeks up to 1 year at a time. In order to be eligible for the program, you must be enrolled and/or accepted to study at an accredited educational institution in the United States. High school students are provided with all their meals and transportation to and from school, while plans for ESL/English and university students are arranged on a case-by-case basis. Students who are participating in the Passport Scholars High School Program, English/ESL Program, or Summer Program are automatically eligible to be part of our Homestay Program and do not need to fill out an additional application. All of our homestay families are carefully selected and screened before being approved to host. Students also have the opportunity to choose their family before traveling to the U.S. Our homestay families reflect the diversity found in the United States and come from various backgrounds and cultures.
Studying with Passport Scholars means that all of your needs will be taken care of. From finding a homestay family to successfully assimilating in the United States, we are here to help you succeed and ensure your safety. Passport Scholars was founded by educators and homestay hosts with 20 years of experience teaching English as a second language and 15 years of experience hosting students. Below is a brief summary of the various ways we help international students like you succeed:
Take 15 minutes to fill out our secure online application. We will set up a video meeting after that.
Have you not chosen a school yet? Take a look at the online profiles to see which school is best for you!
Homestay management is not the only area that we work in. Learn more about the other services we have for students!