Homestay Program

Students

Students living in a homestay have a private bathroom in an American home; bathrooms may be private or shared.  The cost for a home-stay is $800 per month, and includes breakfast and dinner, or $500 per month without meals.

Home stays can take 2 weeks to arrange, please contact the Homestay Coordinator and complete an application before you arrive in the U.S. If you wait until you arrive to request a home stay, you may have to stay in a hotel while we arrange a home stay. This can be very expensive. Home stays are subject to availability and the student’s English proficiency. 

What to expect in a home stay:

  • a clean and safe home,
  • a private room, comfortably furnished, with enough lighting for you to study, a bed, a desk and closet space,
  • a private or shared bathroom,
  • a host that is polite, kind and friendly,
  • to have breakfast and dinner at your host’s home (if meals are included in your contract)
  • public transportation from near your host’s location to campus, or a home near campus.
  • a cultural experience and great practice for your English!

Do you want a homestay?

Contact our Homestay Coordinator at ali@umkc.edu for information about how to apply for a homestay.

 

Hosts

Are you interested in hosting International Students? Complete our Host Questionnaire and email it to our Homestay Coordinator.

To download the questionnaire, click here.

 

Contact the Homestay Coordinator at ali@umkc.edu  or 816-235-1233 for assistance. Please leave a message if there is no answer.