Global Student Services, USA, Inc.

Homestay Providers

Host Services Program, including Ongoing Mentoring & Guidance for Students

Providing Excellent Homestays and Professional & Friendly Service

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To become a host, please print out the application below, fill it out and return to our office for processing.

You can also call 424-204-5128 for more information.  Please do not text for details.  Thank you!

Welcome Prospective Hosts!


Happy Homes for Students & Hosts

Discover all of the rewards that come with hosting an international student. Your role as the host is to make the student feel comfortable, like they are part of the family, by opening your heart and your home. Though all host families receive monetary compensation, the greatest return for your services is always the lasting friendships and worldly connections.

Beauty in Diversity

Our students come from many countries to study at local universities and schools. Some come to learn English, others to pursue degree programs or attend trade/vocational schools. We love to provide the same diversity in our hosts that is present within our network of students. The demands for homestay family services are always growing, and we are in search of hosts who wish to participate from one month to forty weeks and longer. We welcome all types of families into our host services program, including:

Single People • Single Parents • Families • Working Professionals • Retired People

Host Program Options

As a host, you can choose to provide meals for your student or let them be responsible for their own food. We offer the option to provide a self-serve breakfast only, or two meals daily.  When you choose one of our meal programs, we require that you provide breakfast every day and/or a good, healthy, home cooked dinner. Please note that the meal requirement for our high school program is either; two meals daily on school days, and three daily meals on non-school days, or all meals inclusive.

Payment Process

All host families receive compensation. Payments vary depending on the location and services provided. Rates can be found on the application agreement, or by calling our office. We are currently and proudly offering our host program services throughout:

Santa Monica • Los Angeles • South Bay • San Fernando Valley • San Gabriel Valley • Orange County • Ventura • San Diego • Santa Barbara

Application Process

After we received your complete application, as time allows, we contact you to set up an interview. Please note which day(s) and time(s) are best for us to reach you, and best possible day(s) and time(s) for the interview. We conveniently come to you. If you have any concerns and/or questions, please feel free to contact our office, we are happy to help you.