Housing Information

Homestay facilities provide the student with the opportunity to stay with an American family. Staying with an American host will offer you a unique opportunity to learn about and experience first hand American lifestyles. You will also learn English much more rapidly while living with an American Host.

To ensure that ICLS students have this opportunity, we refer them to Just Like Home, a local organization that specializes in these arrangements. To apply for housing, please click here.

Homestay hosts are professional individuals who have native-like fluency. English is the primary language used in the home. All of the hosts are well educated and have a genuine interest in international cultural exchange. Visits are made to host families to ensure that they meet high standards, and all homes are located in safe areas.

Just Like Home’s homestay program is designed to make our participants feel at home, while away from home. Standard homestay packages are for a 28-day stay and include the following key benefits.

Key Benefits

    • Private bedroom with private or shared bath
    • Access to computer with Internet
    • Television and telephone
    • Safe and clean home environment
    • Laundry facility in the home
    • Study and quiet areas
    • Convenient and reliable public transportation
    • Neighborhood tour and orientation
    • Caring and friendly host family
    • Airport pick up (optional – extra cost)
    • Three meal plan options (see below)

    Standard Homestay COST*

    Option 1 - Commute time of 50 minutes of less*
    Choices Meal Plans Rates
    (Per 4 weeks)
    Rates
    (Per day – 3 weeks or less)
    Bed & Breakfast Self-served continental breakfast 7 days a week. $850-$900 $40
    Standard Self-served continental breakfast 7 days per week & host prepared dinner 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) $1050-$1100 $48
    Deluxe Self-served continental breakfast 7 days a week & host prepared dinner 7 days per week $1150-$1200 $52
    Option 2 - Commute time of 30 minutes of less*
    Choices Meal Plans Rates
    (Per 4 weeks)
    Rates
    (Per day – 3 weeks or less)
    Bed & Breakfast Self-served continental breakfast 7 days a week. $925-$1000 $45
    Standard Self-served continental breakfast 7 days per week & host prepared dinner 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) $1125-$1225 $52
    Deluxe Self-served continental breakfast 7 days a week & host prepared dinner 7 days per week $1250-$1350 $60

    ** The Standard Homestay rates may be higher depending on the home and amenities.

    * Registration Fee (non-refundable): $195.00

    Please note that this fee is paid directly to Just Like Home. Click here to check the latest rates from Just Like Home website.

    Requirements
    You will need to be a registered ICLS student in order to take advantage of the homestay program.

    Apply for a Just Like Home Homestay family arrangement

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