American Host Family

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The American homestay experience provides several advantages, both in the short-term and long-term, to our students . International students in an American homestay develop English proficiency faster and more effectively because they have the opportunity to practice their language skills with native English speakers both in school and at home. Furthermore, by living with an American family, in a typical American home, our students are able to enjoy a truly authentic American experience.

With their host family, students quickly develop a comfort level and familiarity with American culture in a home that is nurturing, safe, and supportive.  Experience has shown that a homestay environment better integrates international students into the American culture and better prepares them for the eventual transition to American college life.

Campus Bridge has a Residency Coordinator – a specialist who has been working with and hosting international students for over 20 years – who carefully selects host families after a comprehensive screening process that includes a background check, home visit and family interview.

Our host families are people we trust.

Many of them have sons and daughters who attend Campus Bridge partnered schools and have been welcoming international students into their homes for several years. Indeed, many remain in close contact with their students even after they graduate high school.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a host family. For more information, call our Homestay Coordinator at 617-293-7386 or email us at with any questions. 

Go to Homestay Application Form