HOST FAMILY REQUIREMENTS:
OCEAN's host families come in all shapes and sizes, to include single persons and senior citizens, as well as married
couples who are either with or without children of their own at home. Host families are volunteers and are simply
required to provide the student with room and board, as well as a loving family environment. Students are fully insured
and come with their own spending money to cover personal expenses, such as school supplies, clothing, haircuts, etc.
Students may share a bedroom with a host sibling of the same gender who is at least 12 years of age. The student
must, however, have his/her own bed.
By hosting an exchange student, a family gains exposure to a different culture and language, the opportunity to make a
new friend from abroad without ever leaving their home, as well as the chance to teach others about the American
culture and customs. If your family would be proud to share your culture with others, please contact us today, and we
will put you in touch with our nearest area representative.