Most of our students have the opportunity to stay with American families. Students who stay with families will receive practical English language and culture experience through interaction with their host families and will have a warm, friendly, safe environment that becomes a home away from home for the student.
Families for intensive English program students provide a bed, desk, and private study area with a native-level English speaking family. These families live within a 40-minute door-to-door commute from Selnate, usually via public transportation (UTA bus) and provide 3 meals per day, although lunch on school days is a sack or box lunch from home.
Selnate host families are screened carefully and matched to meet the needs of students. Selnate families generally do not provide room and board only, but provide a cultural immersion experience where the student is able to join the family in daily life and receive support. Students are given 2-3 days to confirm that they are comfortable with the family, and afterwards may request a change for any reason with at least 4 weeks' notice.
We do all we can to help resolve problems as they arise, and all students and host families are encouraged to contact us immediately if there are any concerns or uncomfortable situations which seem unresolvable.
Selnate will attempt to locate a family that meets the requests of the student and is as close to the school as possible. We will do our best to accommodate any reasonable request.
We are always looking for new families that are willing to provide this service to an international student. Families do receive compensation for their services. Each host family is generally required to fulfill the following responsibilities, but responsibilities depend upon the individual program:
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