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Applying To Host Is Easy!

STEP 1: Fill out the online host family application so we can get to know you.

STEP 2:  Our local coordinator will come to your home for a mandatory home interview/visit.

STEP 3: You get. to pick your international student!

*** Before approval, all families are visited by one of our Oui-Connect Program Coordinators. Host families must provide meals at home, a clean comfortable bed, and family interaction. A small stipend is available to help offset some. of the cost of hosting. ***

I had the best trip of my life. It was so rewarding. I learned. a lot of things… not just English. I met lots of new people. The grandpa of the family was too funny. He told. me a lot about US history. He absolutely wants me to become an American. I feel like I have set foot in another country forever.


3 Week Exchange Student

It was a blast when Giulio visited us from Italy. He always had us laughing at the dinner table and was such a character!


Host Mom, Orange County