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Cultural Homestay

The Cultural Homestay Program is organized and supervised by the International Student Services office. Living with a homestay family offers a great opportunity to practice conversational English and learn about American culture.

  • Homestay is open to Exchange students, University Semester Abroad students and ALP students (levels 2-6). ALP students who are in level 1 must successfully finish level 1 before they are eligible to apply.
  • Since Homestay placement is based on matching hosts and student personalities and lifestyles, placements are not guaranteed.
  • The homestay program offers four meal plans.
  • Each bedroom includes bed, desk, chair, lamp, closet.
  • Utilities are included in rent. Students can request internet service for $10 per month.
  • Additional Fees: $50 maintenance fee paid directly to host.
  • Homestays are located 1.5 - 4.0 miles away from campus. Students can bike or take a bus to and from school.
  • Required contract: One semester.

Move-in and Move-out Dates

  • Move-in date: May 25, 2017
  • Move-out date: July 29, 2017
  • Move-in date: August 12, 2017
  • Move-out date: December 16, 2017
  • Move-in date: January 13, 2018
  • Move-out date: May 19, 2018


Meal Plan Rent Per Month
3 meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner $900
2 meals: breakfast, dinner $850
1 meals breakfast $750
No meals $700

How to Apply

  • Cultural Homestay Application
  • Application Processing fee of $100 is paid upon arrival
  • Current picture (submitted with application)
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher, agent, advisor, etc. (submitted with application)
Housing Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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