Host Family Needed

Host Family Needed
Host an International Student and impact their world and yours!

Greetings prospective host families, 

This year, Central Catholic proudly welcomes international high school students from around the world to be a part of our educational community through American Education & Exchange Association (AEEA). This fall students from China and Vietnam will be attending Central Catholic with a desire to master English, graduate from high school, and attend an American university. Caring and committed host families form the backbone of the school’s international student program.

Would you and your family prayerfully consider opening your hearts and home to an international student this school year?

Benefits of Hosting:
Connect your family to a different culture and build lasting friendships
Guide a student and help them adapt to life in America
Share Christian hospitality and values with a student far from home
Receive a monthly reimbursement of $600 to help cover expenses

Hosting Responsibilities:
Offer a stable, loving home and help your student adapt to American culture
Include students in your family activities and treat them like a member of your family
Provide a private bedroom for your student, three meals a day plus healthy snacks, and transportation to and from school and to school activities
Provide parental oversight for their health, safety, academic progress, and overall well-being
AEEA provides complete guidelines for a successful homestay experience

Hosting Support Provided by AEEA and Central Catholic:
Orientation on how to host successfully
Ongoing support from the AEEA Homestay Coordinator who maintains regular contact with host families and their students
Students will learn and discuss the school’s core values and receive support in their English development through a new course that will help them make academic and cultural adjustments
Tutoring recommendations are provided as needed
Intervention provided to troubleshoot problems

Would you like to learn more about this exciting opportunity? Please contact your AEEA Liaison Coordinator / Happy Homestay Coordinator, Tom Stein, at or call (503) 333-5959.