Why Homestay

Live The France Cultural Experience!

Homestays through the France Homestay Network are designed to promote a deep, personal cultural exchange between our host families and the international students who become their guests. Whether students come for a few weeks or several school years, the benefits of our homestays lay the foundation for a rich and successful lifetime experience for both the student and host:

  • More Flexibility: FHN homestays can range from an immersive family experience or a B&B-styled stay, to a room rental in one of our host homes. From a few weeks to a full academic year, we help students and hosts customize a homestay to match their needs.

  • Better Cultural Immersion: International students are wanting to have an authentic France experience — including food, entertainment, shops, and sightseeing. FHN host families and local managers make these exciting new experiences possible and help bridge the cultural divide, while supporting French language skills (as appropriate) through daily conversation.

  • More Support: Homestay guests not only benefit from the care and oversight of their host families, but each is assigned to a local homestay manager for back-up support. Guests also receive a 24/7 emergency phone number.

  • Increased Safety: To ensure that each homestay is entirely safe, our homestay hosts must complete a comprehensive certification program, including in-home interviews, training and assessments, national background checks, home inspections, and routine communications with local FHN managers. This ensures that we maintain the high standards that the France International Education Industry expects from the France Homestay Network.