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Home Stay Program


Homestay places a Butte College student with a local family that has been pre-screened and selected for both cleanliness and safety and has also demonstrated a desire to house international students that have applied and agree to the homestay guidelines and terms established in the International Homestay California application materials.

Homestay is a great option for students who seek some of the comforts of an established local home and who desire to live in the structure and with the amenities that a local family can provide. Basic amenities included in all homestays include a private bedroom, that will include at minimum, a bed, a desk and a dresser for clothing and supplies. Students will also have access to shared living areas of the home such as the kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities and other shared common areas. All homes will have internet access allowing you access to your own personal computers so you can manage your schoolwork and communicate with your families back home easily.

Homestay is also a great way for students to practice and hone English skills while learning local customs and culture. For hosts, homestay is a great opportunity to share, learn and become more aware of the myriad of cultures and experiences of our Butte College international students studying in our community. As a homestay student or host, you will be expected to participate together in family dinners and activities, shared local outings and participate in daily conversations together. If this sounds fun, homestay may be a great option for you as a host or student.

If you would like to apply, have a question or just would like to learn more of what is required to participate as a student or host, please visit the International Homestay California Website here. Ms. Toni Young of International Homestay California can also be reached by email at 

Please be advised that a homestay placement is never a guaranteed living arrangement to anyone. Placements are available only as long as there are open homes that are currently accepting students or enough students who are seeking homestay opportunities. Please plan and apply as early as possible to be considered for placement or to become a host.

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