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Homestay Services International

PO BOX 631, Acton, CA 93510
Phone: 818-850-8715

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.

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HSI Information  

Weather and Location

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

*Colleges 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.

Other Programs

* Our 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.

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