Host Family Responsibilities
LPI Learning Host Families provide international students with a safe and supportive environment during their home stay, welcoming a student as a member of the family, and encouraging students to participate in all aspects of family life. Host families should also support and treat international students as if they were their own child.
Providing the love and understanding a young person needs to enjoy a successful academic year is essential. The main thing asked of families is to accept the student into their home and make them feel comfortable and supported. Hosting is an incredible experience and families are able to learn about other cultures and ways of life through their host student.
All host families must be able to provide students with:
- Provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive home
- A private bedroom with a quiet place to study
- 3 meals per day (not including any meals the student wishes to purchase outside of the home such as a hot lunch at school)
- Daily transportation to and from school
- Support with after school activities such as clubs and athletics
- Assistance learning everyday tasks such as cooking, laundry, etc.
- Exposure to the cultural and social environment of the home and neighborhood
- Understanding and encouragement
- Assistance furthering their knowledge of the English language
How Long Does A Student Stay?
LPI Learning places international students on an F-1 Visa with host families throughout the country. Students participate on either a semester or full year program. If they are here a full year, they stay for 10 months. Students can also stay for either the Fall or Spring Semester, which is a 5/6 month stay. In accordance with US Government regulations, students can attend a Public school for up to 1 year or may attend a Private institution for more than 1 year. Many students enroll in Private, Catholic, Christian or Boarding schools and graduate from these institutions.