Hosting an international student is the experience of a lifetime!

Host families act as the bridge between international students and their new country. Every year, our families welcome students into their homes, creating memories that will last a lifetime. HAMDEN EDUX families are the definition of heroes.

Benefits of Hosting

The advantages of hosting an international student cannot be overstated! This special relationship is an essential part of a student's American journey. It nurtures cultural understanding and language acquisition. But what's in it for the host families? While the list of benefits is countless, here are a few:

  • Gain a lifelong friend
  • Share your family traditions
  • Learn a new culture and language
  • Improve your child’s understanding of the world

What we provide 

HAMDEN EDUX understands having an international student become a part of the family can be new and unfamiliar territory. However, HAMDEN EDUX is devoted to providing host families with comprehensive support. Take a look at our chart to see how we support you!

All roads lead to supporting you as you navigate this rewarding adventure. 

What Host Families Can Expect

Hosting a student welcomes another person into your home. We’ve talked about benefits and services, but what are you actually supposed to do? To ensure that host families are integrating students into American life, they are required to provide:

  • 3 meals daily
  • A room (shared or private)
  • Transportation 

To find out more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you still don’t find what you’re looking for, call us directly at 410-290-0976 or email us at host@hamdenedux.org. We respond to inquiries within 24 hours.

Host family application webpage: http://www.hamdenedux.org/HostingApplication

Step 1: 

Step 2: A brief phone interview 

Step 3: An at-home visit

Step 4: A criminal background check (paid by HAMDEN EDUX)

The online application collects basic information about your household and expectations. It will not be shared or sold to any third-party organizations. 

Phone interviews allow HAMDEN EDUX the opportunity to talk to you on a more personal level. They also give you the chance to ask specific questions that might not have been answered on our website. 

After you have completed an application and over-the-phone interview, one of our local staff members will schedule a brief home visit to assess where the student would live.

If the home visit goes smoothly, HAMDEN EDUX will run a criminal background check for all the adults in your home over 18. A staff member will also contact both references given during the time of application. Once these steps are completed, you will officially join the HAMDEN EDUX family!