Bridging the Cultural Gap

Hosting an international student is a rewarding experience.

Without Host Families, none of the Ivy experience would be possible. They serve our global community by generously opening their homes to international students. Our students are bold and courageous in their decision to leave their home country for the exciting opportunity of studying abroad. Though they are confident students, they are still young and in need of a caring family to help them learn English, adjust to American culture and support them in their studies.

What does it take to be a host family?

An open mind and the willingness to welcome one of our wonderful students into your home for a 10-month academic year. Additionally we require that our host families provide a furnished bedroom, 2-3 meals a day (depending on school lunch programs), and reside within 30 minutes of the student’s school.

Our Host Families are married couples, single parents, empty nesters, and single professionals. They are provided with unparalleled support from Ivy International Program Managers. Training and a monthly stipend are provided.

Now Seeking Host Families in the following locations:

  • NY: Brooklyn, Queens, Hemstead, New Rochelle
  • CA: San Francisco & Los Angeles
  • CT: Stamford & Danbury
  • MD: Baltimore
  • NJ: Montvale, Gloucester, Scotch Plains
  • OR: Portland Metro
  • PA: Pittsburgh, Philladelphia (Wynnewood), Malvern
  • FL: Coral Gables & Fort Lauderdale

Please fill out the following form if you are interested.


Not able to host a student, but know someone who may be?

A referral bonus is provided if your referral is chosen to be a host family.  Please let us know!