International students who are attending JCCC on an F-1 student visa are welcome to participate in the JCCC Homestay program. A homestay is a living arrangement in which an international student resides in an American home. By participating in a homestay, students have the opportunity to:
- Practice English conversational skills.
- Learn firsthand about American culture
- Experience being part of an American family
- Learn about our global community
For hosts, the benefits of taking in a student include:
- Learning about another culture, customs and country
- Making a connection with a young person from abroad
- Seeing the world through a young person’s eyes
- Gaining the satisfaction of helping an international adapt to a new world
Individuals or families that serve as homestay hosts receive a stipend from the student they take in to cover the cost of room and board. They also choose the amount of time they wish to host.