Student Homestay Application
Host Family Application
Homestay programs are available for students who want to live with an American family. The family setting provides a great opportunity for students to learn about American traditions and customs. Homestay encourages students to practice informal English with native speakers on a daily basis in an informal setting. The students have a rich experience in American culture.
When you live with an American family you are able to practice your English every day! You quickly learn American customs and traditions - it's much more fun that just learning it from a book! Students usually stay with a host family for at least one academic quarter.
In your homestay home, you will be provided a bed and a comfortable place to study. You may have to share a bedroom, and will probably have to share a bathroom. Your host family will see that you have everything you need to be comfortable.
When you live with a host family, they provide your lunch and dinner meals. They also allow you to use their washing machine and dryer to clean your clothes. It is also the host family's job to make sure that you are able to get to school by car or bus.
Many American families live in single family homes. These homes usually have 3 or 4 bedrooms, 1 to 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and kitchen, a garage, and a backyard. Interested in living with an American family? Click here for more details!
Apartment living is enjoyed by many university students. The university is surrounded by many low cost apartments which are within walking distance to the campus and shopping. Bakersfield has an efficient and safe public transportation system and the number of special bicycle paths is increasing rapidly.