Our families make their students part of their family. Below outlines how interested families can apply to be a host family for At Home Abroad. Once a family has been accepted, they will join our network of available families ready to accept an international student that matches their interests and lifestyle. Each arrangement includes support and counseling from At Home Abroad, monthly check-ins, and a stipend. We strive for an ample amount of families in our network due to the occasional mid-year student and to provide the best match possible for students and families.
I. Family Application An in-depth application covering all aspect of the family unit applying. This application covers the family's current interests, habits, routines, pets etc. as well as host parent education, career, and schedule as to assist in matching host families to prospective students. II. Background Check A typical background check is run on all adults in the family unit. III. Home Visit This home visit includes an interview with all members of the host family. Following the interview, pictures will be taken of the common areas, potential student's bedroom and bathroom, and one group family photo.