Our Summer Homestay Programs are unique compared to other programs during the summer months. Pure homestay students come from Spain, France, Germany, and China, and stay with volunteer host families for 3-5 weeks to immerse themselves in American culture and the English language. Some of our students participate in a summer homestay program to prepare them for studying abroad in the US for one full year. With ages ranging from 13 to 17 years old, their English levels are generally from intermediate to advance. Upon program completion, students are awarded with certificate of completion. Prior to hosting, all volunteer families are required to complete the Host Family Application process, which includes being screened and vetted by one of our Host Family Recruiters. Host Families are responsible for providing three meals per day, the student’s own bed, and love and guidance. In contrast to our 3 Week and 10 Day Summer Programs, only single placements are allowed. In case of any emergencies, NISE staff as well as foreign chaperones are readily available to support the program 24/7.

“It was an amazing experience and my children and I learned a lot about Germany”

— Fawn, 2018 Washington Host Mother

“My host family and I we did two roadtrips. It was very nice to see something other than Dallas. We were in San Antonio and in Kansas City. We were also often at the pool, because it was so hot here in Texas.”

— Christiana, 2018 Texas, Student


“I really enjoyed the whole experience of living in a host family. Especially because I’m an only child and had 4 host sibling. There was always someone around and we got on really well and did a lot of things together.”

— Celine, 2017 North Carolina, Student


“We appreciated his attitude, behavior, & kindness. We really were grateful for medical insurance. He didn’t need it, but it was a relief to have just in case.”

— Danette, 2017 Phoenix Host Mother


“The program is really well organized and everything is made to reassure the exchange students and this relieving. There are many people here for us if anything is going wrong and this is reassuring. We have a lot of people to contact if the experience is not going well and this is nice because we know that even if we are far from home, we are not alone.” -Céline, 2017 Colorado Springs, Student


“Our family was truly blessed for this opportunity. We are very happy to do this again.” — Dawn, 2015 Phoenix, AZ Host Mother


“I like my host parents really because they helped me every time when I had problems with English… My host brothers and my host sisters are for me like siblings and they accepted me as a family member. It feels like I have an American family and love them all. With these awesome people you only have the best summer.” — Simon, 2016 North Carolina, Student


“Our student was eager to learn more about our family and culture. He tried everything with a good attitude.” — Sandra, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO Host Mother


“Only one word could describe my feelings: Perfect… I feel a member of the family by sharing meals, soccer practices, tournaments, and even video games or soccer in the garden. I’ve been to many Oregon places and I have discovered this beautiful area with a perfect family.” — Nicolas, 2016 Oregon, Student