Host Interviews

We completed a schedule of interviews for new hosts during the first half of March 2012, but we still do really need new host families for the Summer.  So, if you are interested in hosting, we will need to hear from you soon with any questions you might have regarding hosting.  Requests for information by email to hosting@sfhomestay.com would be appreciated.

We will need to receive all signed paperwork and photos A.S.A.P. so that we can complete the preliminary process of approving your family for hosting and we need to do that before we can set up an interview with one of our most senior hosts.

If you proceed through the Pages section on the right side of the page chronologically, you will find all the information and forms you will need to get started.  Thank you very much for your interest, hosting international students and arranging home stays for them has been deeply satisfying for us and we hope that you will enjoy the experience as well.

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Who Are Our Homestay Hosts?

Fun @ Raging Waters

We regularly visit every home, carefully screen, and continually evaluate our hosts to ensure that our high standards are met. All hosts are located in safe areas. English is always the primary language used in the home. Our hosts truly enjoy hosting and are eager to welcome guests in their home.

American families are diverse. As we abide by federal, state and local laws, we do not discriminate. This means that our families reflect the wide diversity and multiculturalism of our San Francisco population. They could be:
  • Two parent families.
  • Single parent families.
  • Widows.
  • Single individuals.
  • Extended families (relatives living with the family or individual).
  • A variety of races and nationalities.
  • People with pets or children.
  • Friends sharing a home.

Summer Visitors

Union Square Christmas Tree

Trip to the Redwoods

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All the Paper You Need to Become a Host

Welcome to the next step in the hosting process.  Please click on the links below for all the important documents you will need to begin your hosting experience.  All of them are PDF documents that you can download and print.  You can use the ‘back’ key to return to this page for the others.

Clement Street

We are so glad that you are interested and we are here to help you make a success of hosting!

Van Ness

Dan & Susanne



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