Homestay Options

The Homestay program offers host families with two options for hosting. International students could stay for anywhere from one quarter to several years.

Ongoing SVC Students

Room and Kitchen Access (For students wanting more independence)
  • Monthly stipend of $425 (due on the monthly date student arrives)
  • No meals included (student buys and prepares own food)
  • Refundable $100 security deposit collected from student upon moving in
  • Non-refundable $50 cleaning fee collected from student upon moving in
  • Minimum stay expected is one quarter. The deposit is refundable to the student up to 30 days after departure, if all bills have been paid and adequate notice was given before moving out.
  • Hosts may or may not include students in family activities.
Traditional Homestay (For students wanting a family-like atmosphere)
  • Monthly stipend of $600(due on the monthly date student arrives)
  • All food included, and Host provides at least 5 prepared dinners per week (normally Sunday through Thursday)
  • All food for other meals is to be provided by the host for student preparation.
  • Refundable $100 security deposit collected from student upon moving in
  • Non-refundable $50 cleaning fee collected from student upon moving in
  • Minimum stay expected is one quarter. The deposit is refundable to the student up to 30 days after departure, if all bills have been paid and adequate notice was given before moving out.
  • Hosts should plan on including students in their family activities.

Special Programs Students

Special Program students study at SVC for the duration of their program only. These programs can vary in range from 1 week to an academic year. Typically all Special Program students need a traditional Homestay arrangement for their entire stay, and may require more hands-on involvement than ongoing students. These students desire a family atmosphere.

  • Length of stay varies from 1 week to one year
  • Monthly stipend varies, but usually close to traditional fees
  • Deposits and cleaning fee typically waived, but is program dependant
  • All food included

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