Saint Martin’s Host Family Program matches international students with local residents to engage in cultural exchange and friendship. Let us connect you to the exciting and rewarding experience of a host family relationship.
Whether you are an international student looking for a host family, or a local family looking to host an exchange student, bringing people together is what this program is all about.
"This is one of the best experiences in America. There is a difference between friendships and family, and I needed a family here in America. You gave me a family. I am really grateful for this program."
—Terry, Korea 2011
"We enjoy the interaction with students and learning more about their culture and life. It is a great way to exchange ideas and customs. It is a privilege to help someone through the (challenges of) a new culture and environment. We gain much more than we give."
—The Koilpillai Family
Become a host family
We offer a variety of opportunities for host families to get involved with our international students.
1. Complete the Become a Host Family online application. Our offices will contact you within 72 hours to schedule a home visit and discuss any questions you may have.
2. Complete a home visit and background check.
3. You will receive a short profile of your student(s) prior to hosting.
4. We will arrange a meeting between you and your student(s).
Note: All Saint Martin host family programs are non-residential programs. Students live in on-campus housing and connect with a host family primarily for the purpose of friendship and cross-cultural exchange.
Find a host family
Many students have shared that they enjoyed having a host family while they were in the US and are still friends with their families.
Note: Our international programs department does not provide services for you to rent a room or live with a host family.
Submit the student application and we will match you with a host family. It will let us know more about you and your interests. Your host family looks forward to meeting you and learning more about your country and culture. Our offices will contact you within two weeks with more information about your host family.
Complete the Find a Host Family online application and find your host family today!