International Homestay Program


The RRSS Homestay Program matches families with international students for the coming school year. This would be a 10-month commitment between the family and international student.

Instead of a dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families provides a much better environment conducive for learning and a more focused social and emotional support for thriving as a student at Ronald Reagan Secondary School.

Homestay Families Provide:

  • A warm supportive environment
  • Transportation to and from school, school events, and necessary shopping
  • 3 meals a day
  • Connection with WIFI
  • Support for academic, emotional, and social needs
  • Explanation of cultural differences and western education standards

Host families are carefully screened and selectively matched with our international students:

  • LiveScan background check
  • Driving record
  • TB test
  • Application
  • Recommendation letters
  • Home visit and interview
  • Orientation training 2-3 times per year
  • No discrimination based on ethnicity, race, or income

Students fill out a questionnaire to aid in the best match with host families including:

  • Allergies or special diet needs
  • Preferences for pets, children, etc.
  • Quiet or lively home environment

 Our Homestay Coordinator:

  • Selects the host for each student
  • Provides cultural training
  • Is available to international students on a daily basis
  • Receives monthly feedback from host families
  • Visits the home each semester to meet on site with students and families
  • Processes concerns and assists in adjustments