King's Homestay Institute knows that you're seeking the best education possible. Our extended tutoring programs and cultural orientations help you get the most out of your homestay experience. Our thorough application process matches you with a family who cares about your success.
Many of our hosts have a deep background in education. In fact, you may even be staying with one of your teachers. All of our host families have been thoroughly interviewed and screened. They are motivated to help you discover quality American schools and culture.
We know that studying abroad for nine months is a big decision. We'll be with you every step of the way. Learn more about our process.
How it Works
Step 1. Interview student. We want to learn all about you. Do you have brothers and sisters? Maybe you'd prefer a family with young children. Do you enjoy sports? Perhaps a family with a baseball coach would be a good fit. The more information we gather, the better decision we can make. Click here to download a copy of our application.
Step 2. Find your host family. We have a pool of over 1,000 families. They've all been thoroughly screened and interviewed. In addition to being outstanding members of the community, these families are highly motivated to make a difference for young people. Because we know so much about both parties, you're more likely to be matched with a perfect fit.
Step 3. Welcome to the US. When you land in California, your contact at KHI and/or your host family will be eagerly waiting to welcome you. You'll be driven from the airport to your new home for the next nine months. Your family will have already been briefed about who you are and what you like.
Step 4. Orientation. Living in a new culture means facing new expectations. We want you to succeed both in the classroom and in your homestay. Our orientation addresses American styles of communication and what to expect in an American classroom.
Step 5. Stay in touch. We are constantly available for you throughout your stay. We'll check your grades online and call you to make sure you're doing well. Once a month, we'll send your parents written reports to let them know about your progress. We're available by email, phone, and in-person meetings.