Here at ILI, we value the connection we have to our friends and neighbors in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Our homestay program brings our Intensive English Program, or IEP students 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? You’ll need 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 bus route. ILI provides separate weekly stipends to hosts based on whether or not meals are provided. If you are interested in becoming a host, let’s talk. Please contact our Homestay Coordinator Amy Ben-Ezra (413) 586-7569, firstname.lastname@example.org.