How to Apply for a Homestay Host



Congratulations! You have made a wonderful decision to live with an American host through our Homestay Program.

On this page, you will find everything you need to know in order to apply for accommodations with a homestay host.

Application instructions

Please follow these instructions to apply for a homestay.

1. Apply online Complete the online application to live with a homestay family.
2. Pay the homestay registration fee The homestay registration fee is required in order for the student to reserve a space with a homestay host. Pay the fee now >

Application processing time

After the application and the payment of the homestay registration fee have been received, we will begin looking for a homestay host for you.

How to ask questions about homestay

Please contact the ELI Homestay Team at

Homestay terms and conditions

By applying for homestay, the applicant certifies that they understand and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Homestay prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices listed are for each ELI session.
  • A non-refundable homestay registration and processing fee is required when the student submits a homestay application form.
  • Students who transfer from one homestay to another must pay a transfer fee.
  • All students are required to pay a deposit of $250 to their homestay hosts upon arrival. Their hosts will refund the deposit when the student moves out if their 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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