Homes, hosts, and families are as diverse as the people of the U.S. Different and unique in many ways, all American Family Homestays offer the experience to learn and share a view of the American culture. As a homestay student, you will get the opportunity to live with people from diverse backgrounds and different cultures.
Our American families consist of couples with children, single parents with children, single women, single men (this option is not available for single female students), retired hosts, people of North American/South American/European/African/Asian descent.
All of our families provide students with an experience of what American culture is like, and are English speaking families where English is the primary language spoken in the home. The type of home varies from host to host. While some hosts live in homes, others live in apartments.
Families are located anywhere from walking/biking distance to a bus ride to the school campus.
Host Family Testimonials
“ I’ve hosted two students through AFH, both from Korea. The experience has been great, not only for my students and I, but for my whole family. We’ve learned so much about Korean culture, food and the language!
The AFH staff are always “hands on” with their students as well as the host families. Sue, Sarah and Nhut obviously have a passion for what they do. They are an awesome team!… ”
“ For more than 25 years, we have hosted international students in our home. For the last two years, these have been college-age students attending the English Language Institute at California State University, Sacramento, and placed in our home by American Family Homestays (AFH).
During our association with AFH, we have greatly appreciated the reliability and expertise given to us as the host family by AFH, headed by Nhut Chiem, Chief Executive Officer, and Sarah E. Kim, Chief Operations Officer. When we have contacted AFH for assistance with any issue, it has been handled with prompt assessability to them and quick resolution of the problem to our complete satisfaction.
In addition, we are regularly contacted by them to assure that there are no issues that might have become troublesome to us. We believe that the success, enjoyment, and positive interaction with each international student placed in our home is directly related to the relationship we have with the well-managed AFH organization headed by Nhut and Sarah… ”
“ Dear Nhut and Sarah,
Just wanted to say thank you again for another wonderful foreign exchange person. Each time we have hosted with AFH it has been such a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of the world around us.
The short stays have always enlightened my husband and myself to the reality that the world wants to be informed and learn; along with sharing their home beliefs, understandings of religion, business, English, and social values with us.
We love being able to share everyday situations, ask questions and answer any they may have. I know that AFH has picked many of the students to come and visit personally matching them to the right host family. We feel like we have adopted the student; whether it is a boy, girl, man or woman. We have made friends many times for life hoping that one day we will be able to visit them.
We look forward to hosting again. I would (and have) told many people about AFH and hope you expand your program and business to new heights in the future.
Best regards,… ”
Carol and James B.,
“ I have loved having two young visitors from Korea visiting on a home stay. Both have had such great personalities. They have added a lot of life (and fun!) to my household, and I am excited that more will come in the future.
Working on homework has been one of our past-times. I have learned a lot about the literature and the assignments they have had to work on. They have worked really hard and I think have done incredibly well!! I am so impressed!!!… ”