Host Families

Host Family

IPERC seeks qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for international high school students attending school in the United States. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun experience for everyone involved with our programs. IPERC students will have their own insurance and spending money with them, and participating families will be offered compensation of $800 to $1,400 or more per month (exact amount varies by location) to offset the student’s cost of living as well as any additional family activities in which the student participates.
The family should speak English at home and provide the student with his/her own room and three nourishing meals per day. Any family within a 45 minute commute from one of our participating schools is eligible to apply. If you are interested in hosting a student, please fill out IPERC HOST FAMILY APPLICATION PAGE.


The Benefits of being an IPERC Host Family

Hosting an international student is one of the most rewarding experiences that you and your family can have! Learning about the language and customs of another culture is a priceless gift that you receive as a host family while at the same time giving back to your exchange student. Both your family and student will gain a deeper understanding of how culture varies across the world. However, it is the lifelong friendship between your family and student that makes the cultural exchange program valuable!


Support from IPERC

  • We will provide you with a detailed handbook with information on becoming a successful host family.
  • We will carefully select your students based on your personality and interests.
  • A local coordinator is available 24-7 to help you deal with any problems that arise between your family, the student and his or her high school
  • A 24-7 emergency line is available to answer any of your questions