Homestay Services International
Would You Like To Stay In An American Home
In Southern California?
WHERE TO STAY? One of the biggest decisions you will have to make
as you prepare to come to the United States to work, to study,
or for vacation is where to stay. The options include dormitory
rooms, apartments and hotels. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST PLACE TO
STAY IS IN AN AMERICAN HOME WITH AN AMERICAN FAMILY.
Homestay Services International
(HSI) is a homestay business based in Glendale, a city
located in Southern California near Los Angeles and Orange
County. Southern California is a culturally diverse area of the
United States with more than 23.8 million people.
HSI offers a "home away from
home" environment for international students, guests, dignitaries,
and individuals who come to Southern California to study English,
vacation, or otherwise interact with Americans. Specifically, our
guests are placed in the homes of American families who have expressed
an interest in hosting international visitors. These families are
individually selected and screened and are ready, willing and able
to provide shelter, food, friendship and companionship to the incoming
internationals. There is no better way to get your first taste
of what America is really like.
Area attractions include
Disneyland, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, the San Diego
Zoo, Sea World, the La Brea Tar Pits, Universal Studios, Los Angeles
and San Diego, sports teams (basketball: Lakers, Clippers, baseball:
Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Padres, football: Chargers, hockey: Mighty
Ducks, Kings ), colleges including UCLA and USC, Tijuana and Baja
Mexico, beaches, mountains, and a moderate climate that is perfect
for everything from surfing and sun bathing to hiking and biking.
The organization was founded in
1982 by Jae Hopkins and the current director is Yoko Furuno. Currently there are
branches in San Diego, Orange County, Santa Monica, North San Diego
County, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and the Pasadena-Glendora corridor
east of Los Angeles.
There is a one-time placement fee to HSI of $350.00 or $450 USD (depends on age). Other
fees vary depending upon location and include homestay rent (typically
$800-$1400 USD per month), a refundable deposit (typically
$100-$300 USD), and airport pickup (typically $100). Of
course, the location of the homestay will determine the specific
fees. HSI is prepared to work with schools, travel companies, groups
and individuals and has a long and successful track record of
homestay placements in the Southern California area.
References are available on request.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Us At: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California includes
Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, and Orange County and is
bordered on the West by the Pacific Ocean, on the East by Arizona
and on the South by Mexico.
| Colleges and Universities
and Universities Attend
an intensive English language program at a prestigious American
College or University or study at any one of the hundreds of language
schools located throughout Southern California. We can provide
your homestay accommodations and help you arrange your classes.
Programs HSI offers
English classes, home tutoring, and tours, trips, school visits,
interaction with American Students, and excursions throughout
Southern California and the Southwest (including Disneyland, Universal
Studios, Magic Mountain, and Las Vegas). Arrangements can be made
for both individuals and large or small groups.