Here at ILI, we value the connection we have to our friends and neighbors. Our homestay program brings our Intensive English Program adult students (17+) into the community to stay with area hosts and experience US culture in a warm and friendly environment. Feeling like you are part of the community is such an important part of life in a new country. For this reason, we sincerely thank you for your interest in hosting a student.
The Home-Stay Program
Our home-stay program allows students to experience life in the USA in local homes. We match area hosts with international students from all over the world. Students eligible to live with a host family are enrolled full time in our Intensive English program anywhere from 4 weeks to 12 months.
Think you might like to host?
All you need is to be able to provide a private bedroom, a warm and friendly environment for your student and easy access to the school. It’s important that your home be either within walking or biking distance to ILI, or be on a convenient bus route.
ILI provides weekly stipends to hosts that are paid every other week.
- A room without meals for $150/ week.
- A room with meals for $250/week.
If you are interested in becoming a host, fill out the host application
Questions? Contact our Homestay Coordinator, Amy Ben-Ezra (413) 586-7569, firstname.lastname@example.org.