Homestay Requirements

Standard of Homestay Requirements

Homestay  Placements

In addition to adhering to the Student Safety Guidelines and Best Practices as presented by The Council on Standard for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and supported by the U.S. Department of State, Homestay Florida requires the following standards for student homestay accommodation:

 

Students

  • Each student will require a private bedroom, bathroom (private or same sex shared), along with bedding, dresser, closet, desk, adequate lighting, and wireless internet;
  • Students are to be provided with a key in order to gain access to the home when required;
  • Student will communicate any unique dietary requirements prior to formal placement;

Host Families

  • The homestay host(s) must reside at the homestay premises;
  • The homestay host(s) must be mindful of and adjust to student’s cultural differences;
  • The home must be equipped with adequate means for heating and cooling;
  • The home must be clean and close to public shopping and transportation;
  • There are to be no more than 3 (three) international students residing in the home;
  • There must be access to kitchen and laundry facilities and use of shared living areas of the home;
  • The Homestay Host is to provide 2 (two) or 3 (three) meals per day during the week and 3 (three) meals per day on the weekends, depending upon the student’s Meal Plan preferences;
  • Host parents are to discuss expectations and basic house rules upon student arrival to the home, to include but not limited to their policies on:
    • Bedroom / bathroom cleanliness
    • General kitchen privileges
    • Breakfast and lunch to be self-served as agreed upon by student and family
    • Dinner meal time
    • Curfew
    • Guests
    • Smoking
    • Laundry

 

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