At Premier Education Partners, our goal is to help international students grow intellectually, culturally, emotionally and spiritually. The residential element is a critical part of our student’s experience in America. Our unique Homestay approach is structured to provide an exceptional experience to both the host family and the student during their time in America.
Part of a family – not just part of a program
The PREP Homestay Difference
We carefully choose Christian families as our Homestay partners. We believe that the love of Jesus Christ, extended to our students through Christ followers, is the best way to achieve a successful hosting experience that can endure the issues and challenges that arise along the way. We expect our Homestay parents to bring the student to their church, to encourage participation in youth groups and teach them how to live their lives based on biblical principles.
Our Homestay coordinators are locally based. We provide training and ongoing support to the Homestay hosting family. We put the safety and well-being of our students as our highest priority and will not compromise that under any circumstances. With our local support, we can assist in critical or emergency situations within 30 minutes. Our Homestay coordinators will provide support to the host families in areas such as setting expectations and goals, coordinating periodic school reviews, communication with the student’s natural parents and in-home progress meetings.
Unlike typical international student placement agencies, we take a very active role in our students’ development. We are in contact with their schools, host parents and natural parents on regular basis. We have area-wide events throughout the school year that are designed to challenge our students to step out of their comfort zone and develop their character in areas such as serving, etiquette and culture.