Host Families play such an integral role in the International Student’s well-being and adjustment while they are attending school in the United States.  JR Education would like to ask you to invite a new member in your home to provide a safe and nurturing environment, to offer the student guidance, support, and encouragement to the International Student adapting to life in America.

 Our Host Families enjoy being part of the International community and to reach out to new cultures.  Some of our Host Families love that they and their children could be exposed to other cultures through traditions, customs, and foods.  Many of our Families have the same International Student stay with them throughout the student’s school years making friendships that last a lifetime.


 As a Host Family, you will be required to provide the following:

•  A private room with a bed with a closet and/or dresser
•  Desk or workspace
•  Linens, sheets, and towels
•  Soap, shampoo, other toiletries – same as those used by the family
•  Meals: Breakfast (self-served) and dinner on School Days; Breakfast (self-served), lunch, and dinner on all weekends, holidays, or days on non-school days
•  Transportation to and from school, school activities, and necessary shopping
•  Transportation to and from the airport upon arrival and departure when traveling
•  Moral and emotional support


JR Education works with you to ensure a safe home for the student and offers you and the student 24/7 support. You will also be provided:

•  Compensation on a monthly basis, delivered direct deposit to your account
•  Monitoring by our Homestay Coordinators to ensure a positive homestay experience; if necessary, provide one-on-one problem solving  with students and host family
•  Host Family Training (3-4 mandatory meetings).

Steps on Becoming a Host Family:

1.  Fill out an application

2.  In-person Interview - Our Homestay Coordinator will make an appointment to come and see your family and home and speak with you at length regarding the program and to get to know you better. 

3.  Submit to a Background Check and agree to complete online Children Abuse Prevention training.

4.  Agree to follow our uniform guidelines, attend mandatory quarterly training sessions, and complete monthly student evaluations.

5.  Sign an agreement between JR International and Host Family.