Registration Procedures

Host Family Registration Procedures

Step 1 – Complete Registration Form
Complete  Application FormComplete the Host Family Online Registration Form. It is important that you complete all fields so that we may be best positioned to match you with an available homestay student.
Step 2 – Get Matched with an Available International Student
Receive  InvoiceHomestay Florida will review your personal profile to match you with an international student who will attend a school close to your home and whom we feel is best suited for you.
Step 3 – Submit to an FDLE Criminal Background Check
Receive  InvoiceOnce you have accepted a homestay assignment, Homestay Florida is legally mandated to screen all host families prior to student placement. Criminal background checks are facilitated locally throughout Broward County. We will provide host family with procedure details as required.
Step 4 – Homestay Placement Agreement
Receive  InvoiceThe Homestay Placement Agreement is an acknowledgment that requires all host families to formally agree to responsibilities, rules of conduct, and general terms of your homestay placement. You will be asked to review and sign your homestay agreement prior to a formal home visit.
Step 5 – Home Visit
Receive  InvoiceAfter we receive your signed agreement, a Homestay Florida representative will visit with your family at your home to view the student bedroom(s), as well as the property and all common areas within the home.
Step 6 – Receive Placement Confirmation
Receive ConfirmationHomestay Florida will provide you with the confirmed details of your Homestay placement and Airport Pickup (if requested).
Step 7 – Student Placement
Receive ConfirmationOnce the home visit has been completed, we can formally place the student(s) into your home. Homestay Florida will provide you with the confirmed details of your Homestay placement and Airport Pickup (if required)..

Important Notice:

  • The “Working with Children Checks” are necesary only for main hosts looking after the students.
  • Home visits are usually conducted on week day evenings or weekends, depending on where you live.
  • Student numbers do fluctuate and we can never guarantee that we will be able to place a student with every family.
  • We will only contact families when we have potential students requesting homestay in the area.
  • Signing the host family agreement and/or accepting a homestay placement indicates that you have read and understood the terms and conditions and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Homestay Florida as outlined on the Stipend and Conditions page.
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