Become A Host Family

Independent Applicants

"We will never forget the experience of hosting a new daughter from Afghanistan. We taught each other about our families, daily habits, cultures, schoolwork, world happenings, politics, favorite foods, and how to have fun!"

Cambridge Institute Interested in hosting a Cambridge Institute student?
The Cambridge Institute for International Education brings Chinese and South Korean students to American high schools. Contact Dominic Amegashitsi for more information. gphomestay provides the support of an area coordinator for all host families. This coordinator is available to support the student and family in all areas. The gphomestay coordinator will conduct home-visits, meet with the students, and be available to answer host family questions and concerns. gphomestay will provide an orientation for host families; Cambridge will provide an orientation for students prior to the arrival in the home. Please see gphomestay FAQ for more information. Host families provide accommodations and meals, as well as guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s time at MPA.
Youth For Understanding

Interested in hosting a Youth for Understanding student?
Youth for Understanding
brings students from all over the world to American high schools. Contact Anna Peters for more information. YFU provides the support of an area representative for all host families. This representative is available to support the student and family in all areas.

Families will participate in a four-part orientation program throughout the year, providing valuable information related to the progression of the school year and student/family needs: pre-arrival orientation (August), post-arrival orientation (September), mid-year orientation (January), and end-of-year orientation (May). Please see the YFU FAQ for more information. Host families provide accommodations and meals, as well as guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s time at MPA.

Mounds Park Academy Interested in hosting an independent international student?
Mounds Park Academy receives independent international student applicants and pairs them with host families. Contact Sarah McFarland for more information. MPA provides the support of a host family coordinator for all international students and families. This coordinator is available to support the student and family in all areas. New family orientation and mentor program will be made available to all host families and will offer an opportunity to discuss the many aspects of hosting an international student. Communication with the students, host families, and MPA coordinator will be ongoing throughout the year. Host families provide accommodations and meals, as well as guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s time at MPA.