A homestay is the only housing option that provides international students the opportunity to live in an American home while visiting, studying and traveling in the United States. By sharing life together with their hosts, students have a first-hand experience of American culture and a chance for regular, relaxed conversation in English. Students love the safety and comfort of home while living
in an excellent environment for serious study.
Students find that a homestay is much more than just renting a room in a house. Of course, hosting an international student means more than providing a bed and meals. As a 21st Century International Cultural Exchange Host Family, you’ll welcome a new member into your home, share your everyday lives, and grow as you get to know one another. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family and community by hosting a student from another culture. 21st Century ICEX offers a “real-life” experience that is second-to-none, and both host families and students will find that it is one of the most rewarding parts of any global experience.