The host family is one of the most important components in determining the international student’s experience here. It is The Charles Finney School’s desire that each international student enjoy a life changing experience during their time at the school. The Charles Finney School, our partnering agencies, the students’ parents, and the host family make up the team that serve together to provide this wonderful opportunity. We are dependent on your ability to provide a loving household in the role of host family. As in any relationship communication among all parties is critical to the success of the experience.
There are many reasons why a family opens its home to an international student. Some enjoy the opportunity for their family to learn about another culture. Others view it as an opportunity to minister to children who need a loving and caring environment.
The school expects the agencies it partners with to be committed to finding families that are seeking to provide excellent care to international students. We are committed to providing great homes that will the best match for both the family and student. If after reading over all of the information and requirements, and praying about this with your family, if you believe this is something you wish to be involved in please contact the school office. The school will pass your name along to an agency that will require you to complete a host family application. Each international agency will have their own policy, procedures and monthly stipends. Be certain to find out all of the details with the agency in advance.