Living With a Host Family

Living with a Host Family

There is no typical SYA host family; they range from retired adults to families with many children. What they all have in common is the motivation to embrace an American teenager fully into their lives. Many of the SYA host families have been hosting for several years - some over two generations! 



An Amazing Bond

My host family are the most forgiving and humorous teachers I could ask for, and the most wonderfully loving and hospitable family members I could imagine.

 Phebe O. IT'22
John Bapst Memorial High School, ME

Hear From Students About Host Family Life

A Cooking Catastrophe

Julia describes making dinner for her family and how it relates to studying the French language.

A New Home

Campus reporter Quinn H. writes about her first impressions of her new home in Viterbo.

This is Not a Hotel

In her first blog, Janae-Rose F. writes about adjusting to living with a new family.

Worlds Collide

Defne E. writes about showing her family around Rennes and introducing them to her host family.

A Foreigner in France

Campus Reporter, Layla C., writes about sharing aspects of her culture with her French host family.

Unicorn Slime

Lili writes about her close relationship with her Spanish host sister Carmen.