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Hosting a teenager from another country can be an enriching family experience. The hospitality that you offer will provide them with an invaluable gift - the opportunity to experience the American way of life from the family perspective.

Terra Lingua USA students come to the United States to practice their English, make friends, and experience life in America. While they do not expect to be constantly entertained, weekend trips to local attractions, family functions, even running errands can be an enlightening experience for them! As a summer/short term host family, your role is to welcome your student as a member of your family by providing room and board and loving companionship.
Current Host Family Openings
Pure Homestay
Have you been thinking about hosting a student but aren't sure it's right for your family?

We have an option for you too! Become a summer homestay family. Teens want to join your family for 2-6 weeks over the summer where they can practice their English and learn American culture. You don't need to keep them busy 24/7! Remember that simple trips to the grocery store can be an adventure for someone who has never been to the US. Teens aged 14-17 will come with a level of English proficiency, medical insurance and spending money.

Host families are paid a stipend to offset the cost of welcoming a student. Families are welcome from any state and you don't need to have children to host.

Ready to give it a try? Apply now.

Talk to us about hosting a student.
Call us at 1.800.860.5942.

When you share your family with an exchange student, you are giving them a view of America that will make a difference in who they are and how they relate to Americans.

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