Living with an American family is a wonderful experience for any foreign student. The student shares his/her own culture with people who enjoy learning about other countries and people. As a guest, the international student has many opportunities to practice the English language while learning about American culture.
Each family provides a private room in their home for the international guest as well as three meals per day. On weekends, many students join their families on picnics, trips around the Philadelphia area and outings to shopping malls and places of entertainment. Every day, the student will learn more about American family life and interests.
If you would like to live with a host family in the Homestay Program, please fill out a Homestay Application. Fill out this form and mail it to:
Intensive English Language Program, Suite 211
1700 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Filling out the Homestay form and sending it to the Homestay coordinator, Dennis Serge, is the most direct method. However, if you prefer, you may call him at 215-204-2365 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Homestay coordinator must know that you are interested in homestay at least TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE of your arrival in Philadelphia.