Host Family Requirements:
OCEAN's host families come in all shapes and sizes, to include single persons and senior citizens, as well as married couples who are either with or without children of their own at home. Host families are volunteers and are simply required to provide the student with room and board, as well as a loving family environment. Students are fully insured and come with their own spending money to cover personal expenses, such as school supplies, clothing, haircuts, etc. Students may share a bedroom with a host sibling of the same gender who is at least 12 years of age. The student must, however, have his/her own bed.
By hosting an exchange student, a family gains exposure to a different culture and language, the opportunity to make a new friends from abroad without every leaving their home, as well as a chance to teach others about the American culture and customs. If your family would be proud to share your culture with others, please contact us today, and we will put you in touch with our nearest area representative.
HOST FAMILY PAPERWORK:
Potential host families must complete an application packet, provide at least 3 personal references, and agree to undergo a criminal background check. Families will also be interviewed in their home by a local area representative prior to acceptance. CLICK HERE to access the required forms.