How do I apply?

  • If you are AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD and ready to apply for a homestay, you can fill out the Application and pay your Placement Fee in one easy step below. Please note that your Application is not complete and will not be reviewed until your Placement Fee has been paid.
  • If you need more information about Right at Home Homestay, please visit the FAQ tab for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
  • If you need to ask a personal question, please visit the Contact Us tab. We would be happy to help.

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Personal Information

Agent Information

This section should be completed if you are an agent or a student that has an agent.

School Information

IMPORTANT: Your move-in date will be two days before your enrollment start date (exceptions may apply during national holidays). Guests may not remain in a homestay for more than two days after their enrollment end date. Please keep this in mind as you make your travel arrangements.

IMPORTANT: If you are already living in Philadelphia, we cannot guarantee your preferred move-in date. Subject to availability we will do our best to accomodate your move-in date request.

NOTE: Homestays are guaranteed for the first paid four-week session. If you are still enrolled in your university and would like to stay in your homestay after your first paid four-week session, you may request an extension from your host. With the approval of the Homestay Coordinator, you may reserve your homestay by paying for the next 28 nights ($868.00) while enrolled in your university or program.

Emergency Contact (in country of origin)

Additional Information


Payment Option

We accept Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®. There is a $10.00 processing fee for all credit card transactions.

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“My host family has taken me cycling and I was able to experience American culture at Easter time and at my host family’s church. Their cooking, my room, and their house are so nice! This is a very comfortable environment for me.”

Nozomi, Japan

“I liked mainly two things. One is the conversation that I have with the family every day for learning English, and the other is the amazing food I have eaten here!”

Gonzalo, Spain

“I think I am a lucky person that I could meet Amy and Steve. Both of them are very kind and friendly people. The best experience for me is when we can eat dinner three times a week. During dinner time, I can share my feelings and experiences with them and also practice my English skills.”

Yao-Wen, Taiwan