Become a Host Family to an International Student
The Homestay Program gives international students and members of the community opportunities to learn about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay Program, you will be able to share your traditions and lifestyles while broadening your own cultural experiences. Short- and long-term homestays are available.
Host families receive a monthly fee and are expected to provide the student with a safe environment, a private room, meals and transportation to and from Cal State San Bernardino. Host families are encouraged to include the international students in family activities in the evenings and on weekends, enriching the students’ stay and giving them a true picture of American culture.
For more information on the Homestay Program, E-mail the International Extension Programs (IEP) office or call Ms. Jill Arnold at (909) 537-5980.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to become a host family, download the Host Family Application and Agreement (PDF, 18 pages). Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the application.
Mail your completed Host Family Application and Agreement along with your photos and $25 per host parent application fee (checks payable to CSUSB College of Extended Learning) to:
International Extension Programs
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 USA
Telephone (909) 537-5980
Or, you may FAX your application packet to (909) 537-5905 and mail your photos and check separately.