Host families offer the comfort, care, & relationship of a family while also providing room and board for an International student. They will have the chance to learn English through everyday life interactions and conversations.

Our homestay programs are short term, generally last 3 to 4 weeks, in which you get to experience a fun & unique culture. Let the world come to your home! If you are interested in growing your family for a short period of time, welcoming an international student with Oui-Connect is a wonderful opportunity.


1) Fill out the online host family application so we can get to know you.​​

2) Our local coordinator will come to your home for a mandatory home interview/visit.

3) Pick your international student!​

Before approval, all families are visited by one of the Oui-Connect staff Program Coordinators.  Host families must provide meals at home, a clean comfortable bed, fun family interaction, and more. A small stipend is available to help offset some of the cost of your student(s) accommodations and food. 



3 Weeks Immersion + 3 excursions:  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​June 27 - July 17    

3 Weeks: Immersion + 3 excursions:  July 17 - August 7

3 or 4 Weeks Full Immersion:  July 8 - July 29 or August 5

Other dates available: Please contact us
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"It was a blast when Giulio visited us from Italy. He always had us laughing at the dinner table and was such a character!"
-Barbara, Host Mom, Orange County


  • To learn about the French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, or Thai culture.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • To feel a new international culture without having to travel.

  • To make life friends from a different country.

  • To impart a sense of family within our varied global community.

  • To help a teenager fulfill their dream about coming and discovering California.

  • To get a feel for student exchange before perhaps sending your own son or daughter abroad.

  • To allow your children to be a host brother or sister (if you have children living with you).

  • Highschool student can receive up to 45 hours of community service for hosting an international student!
Our International students are between the ages of 13 and 17 years old exchange student France highschool
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Our International students are between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. They are carefully screened and selected based on their motivation, maturity, apparent adaptability, and their desire to come to California and learn about the American culture. They are fully insured and have their own pocket money.     ​​​

Hosting is a cultural enriching experience that is open to all enthusiastic families who have the desire to share their lifestyle for a short time with an international student. Hosting brings diversity to the household, and life long friendships are often the result of a hosting experience. This program is not reciprocal. Click here to see a reciprical program.

Sharing the love of our state and country with a foreign youngster is fulfilling. By opening your home and allowing them into your routine, you are showing them your way of life while seeing it though enthusiastic new eyes.