Cost & Fees
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does the Homestay Fee include?
The Homestay Fee ($31/night for a private room, $26/night for married couples sharing their room) includes a fully furnished private bedroom with linens; a shared bathroom; access to laundry facilities, microwave, and refrigerator; internet access; and bedroom air conditioning from May 1 through September 30. It also includes daily, self-serve continental breakfast and three family-style dinners each week to be enjoyed with the host family. The Homestay Fee is all-inclusive. There are no additional taxes, utilities, or fees. The homestay is paid 28 days at a time, in advance.
- How can I pay for my homestay?
Payment for your first four week session ($868 = $31.00 x 28 nights) is due at Orientation to Homestay on your move-in day. You may pay in the form of a postal money order, traveler’s checks or American dollars (no credit cards or personal checks, please). There are no refunds. If you wish to stay in your Homestay longer, tell your host after two weeks so your room can be saved for you. After your first four week session, you will pay your host directly ($868.00) at the beginning of each 28 night cycle.
Due to limited availability and the popularity of homestay, homestays may be extended for a total of six months. Any student wishing to extend beyond six month will need a special extension from the homestay coordinator. If an extension beyond six months is granted, a reenrollment fee of $195 will be required to continue in the same homestay.
Homestays are available on a first-come first-serve basis. It is important to apply as early as possible. Except in cases where homestay space is not available, the Placement Fee is not refundable. Once a student has occupied a homestay, there are no refunds for the first four-week session.