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Housing and Residence Life

Host Families

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Edmond CC's Homestay Program is always looking for qualified hosts who have a strong interest in hosting and interacting with international students. Our emphasis is on cultural exchange. We are extremely proud of the many, long lasting friendships that our hosts and visitors have formed over the years.

Steps to become a host family:

We select hosts who want to:

Families participating in the Homestay Family Program often create friendships that last a lifetime. By living with a family, students make new friends and improve their English skills as they experience family life in America. Ongoing support is provided by the Housing Services staff, which also trains and selects each family and places students by introducing them to prospective families.

Include the student as a member of your family; ask him or her to participate in family activities and daily life. Students may be expected to be more independent in taking care of themselves than with their own family. Students are expected to clean their own room, do their laundry, and clean up after themselves in the kitchen and bathroom. 

Host Families Expectations: