Online Application for a Homestay Family

Thank you for your interest in applying to live in an American homestay.  Please complete the form below and click “Submit” at the bottom of this page.


Student Information

Enter your full name as it appears on your passport.
Enter your University of Delaware student ID number. New students can find this number on their acceptance letter.
Enter your date of birth. Be sure to include the year of your birth.

 

Student Address Information: Home Country


Enter your address in your home country.
Enter your telephone number, including country code.

Student Address Information: USA

Enter the information below only if you are in the USA right now.

If you are in the USA right now, please enter your address.
If you have an American phone number, please enter it here.


Agent Information

In this section, you will tell us if there is someone that is helping you to complete your homestay application.

Enter the name of the agency or company that is helping you to complete this application.
Enter the name of the agent or counselor who is helping you to complete this application.
Enter the email address of the friend that is helping you to complete this application.


ELI Registration Information

In this section, you will tell us more about the program that you are taking at the ELI.


Homestay Registration Information


Homestay fees until August 17, 2018:

Option Description Price
8weeks
Price
7weeks
Price
4weeks
Extra
Nights
Traditional Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, & 2 lunches each week. $2,088 $1,827 $1,044 $37.29
Standard Includes 7 breakfasts & 5 dinners each week. $1,880 $1,645 $940 $33.57
Dinner only Includes 7 dinners each week; no other meals. $1,728 $1,512 $864 $30.86
Breakfast only Includes 7 breakfasts each week; no other meals. $1,560 $1,365 $780 $27.86
No meals No meals provided. Students have kitchen access. $1,280 $1,120 $640 $22.86

Note:

  • The prices listed above are valid until August 2017. Prices subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Homestay fees must be paid directly to the homestay family on the day that the student moves into the home.
  • Prices listed are for each ELI session. Each session lasts 7-8 weeks (approximately 2 months). These prices cover the student's accommodations from the official move-in date to the official move-out date. If the student moves in with the family earlier than the official move-in date or moves out after the official move-out date, the student will be responsible for paying the price for each "Extra Night,"as listed in the table above.
  • There are additional fees that must be paid for homestay accommodations. Please see the table below.


 

Additional Fees

The following additional fees must also be considered for homestay accommodations:

Fee Description Amount
Homestay Placement Fee The price that must be paid to the ELI Homestay Team when the student submits a homestay application. It pays the ELI Homestay Team to find a family for the student.
It is non-refundable.
This fee is required. All students must pay this fee in order to live with a homestay family.
$250 for a single person

$425 for a married couple

Security Deposit The fee that must be paid directly to the Homestay Family to protect against damage.
This fee is refundable. The family will give it back to the student when the student moves out of the house as long as the student leaves no damage to the Homestay Family's property.
This fee is required. All students must pay this fee in order to live with a homestay family.
Note: Students are responsible for paying for any damage to the Homestay Family's property that is valued at over US $100.
$100
Homestay Transfer Fee The price that must be paid to the ELI Homestay Team when the student decides to leave one homestay family in order to live with another family.
It is non-refundable.
This fee is optional. It is only necessary to pay this fee if the student changes homestay families.
$100
Airport Pick-Up Fee The fee for picking up the student at the Philadelphia International Airport and taking him/her to the homestay family's home. This fee should be paid directly to the homestay driver.
This fee is non-refundable.
Note: The student's flight details must be sent to the ELI Homestay Team no later than 2 weeks before the student's arrival (eli-homestay@udel.edu).
This fee is optional. It is only necessary if the student chooses to use the homestay airport pick-up service.
$75
Airport Drop-Off Fee The fee for driving the student from his/her homestay family's home to the Philadelphia International Airport. This fee should be paid directly to the homestay driver.
This fee is non-refundable.
This fee is optional. It is only necessary if the student chooses to use the homestay airport drop-off service.
$65
Late Fee The fee that must be paid if a student submits the Homestay Application fee after the deadline.
The deadline for new students to apply for a homestay family is 2 weeks before the ELI session begins.
The deadline for continuing students to apply for a homestay family is Wednesday of Week 5 of the current ELI session.
This fee is non-refundable.
This fee is optional. It is only necessary if the student does not apply on time for a homestay family.
$100


Student's Personal Information for Placement


Note: Students are not permitted to smoke inside the homes of homestay families. Some homestay families allow students to smoke outside of the home.


Terms and Conditions and Signature

By submitting this application, you certify that you understand and agree to the following terms and conditions:
  • The prices listed above are valid until August 2016. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices listed are for each ELI session.
  • A non-refundable homestay placement and processing fee is required when the students submits a homestay application form.
  • Students who transfer from one homestay to another must pay a transfer fee of $100.
  • All students are required to pay a deposit of $100 to their homestay families upon arrival. The homestay family will refund the deposit when the student moves out if his/her accommodations are left in good condition.
  • The homestay application must be submitted to the homestay coordinator no later than 2 weeks before the start date of the applicant's ELI session. Students who submit a late application will be charged a $100 late fee.
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