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ESQ Educational Services: Resources for homestay programs

We provide informative guidebooks to help ensure that both hosts and international students have a great experience in homestay. In addition, ESQ offers professional development workshops for homestay staff to help them engage in best practices, network with colleagues and share ideas.

The Essential Guide for Homestay Students

This 60-page guide helps students to have realistic expectations, addresses culture shock and explains just about everything to do with homestay. It’s available in eight versions: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Provide a printed copy to your students or email the PDF to them in advance.

The Essential Guide for Homestay Hosts

This 28-page booklet covers what hosts need to know to welcome an international student and make the homestay a success. Available in English. Be sure to provide a copy to all of your hosts!

Homestay Manager Professional Development Workshops

You’re invited to attend one of our informative and invaluable workshops for homestay staff. These are great opportunities to meet homestay colleagues and share ideas!

Nov. 7-8, 2019: Seattle Washington, Pierce College
Nov. 28-29, 2019: Toronto Canada, Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
Dec. 10-11, 2019: San Diego California, Language Studies International
Feb. 27-28, 2020: Vancouver British Columbia, Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel

Contact Us


2900 Delk Road

Suite 700, PMB 321

Marietta, GA  30067
Tel: 404-567-6875