Understanding, Communicating, and Advocating Student Mental Health During Covid-19 | Dear Angela

Dear Angela, We are concerned about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on our international student’s well-being and mental health. What kinds of things should we look out for, and how can we help? – Concerned Host Parents ... Read More

Distance Learning Tips: How Host Families Can Support International Students’ Online Learning

As school districts continue to finalize their operational plans for the start of school in the fall, many schools may choose to have a temporary period of online learning or a hybrid learning model with both in-person and virtual... Read More

International Student Homestay Guide for Host Families During COVID-19

Thank you for your commitment to supporting and caring for our international students! We recognize and appreciate our host families’ tremendous flexibility and compassion for opening your homes during this time. Every succe... Read More

Using Technology to Communicate During COVID-19 With Host Families and Natural Parents

We are currently in unchartered territory with the COVID-19 pandemic. International students in the United States are sheltered in place with their host families, and their natural parents hear worrying news stories about life in ... Read More

Best Practices for Communication Between Host Families and Natural Parents During COVID-19

Host families have had to adjust to the “new normal” of caring for their international students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while natural parents have increasingly worried about the safety of their children. No... Read More

Fun Activities and Things to do with International Students During Quarantine

As the adage goes, “It takes a village to raise a child!” This is something that has become more apparent as we all work together to support our international students.  Across the United States, our wonderful Student Develop... Read More