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Become A Host Family

HCS International Student Program

Opportunity

Beginning Fall 2019, Heritage Christian School will begin overseeing a home stay program for 8th - 12th grade international students. These students will come exclusively from international Christian families who are seeking a Christian education for their son or daughter. Our desire is to provide them a home away from home - a safe, supportive, Christ-centered environment where they can grow into the people God made them to be.

Overview

• 10 months (August - May)
• $800/month stipend
• 1 year commitment

Expectations

• Provide private bedroom with furniture
• Provide/organize transportation to/from school activities
• Provide most meals (except M-F lunch)
• Support student's academic, personal, and spiritual development
• Include student in family activities
• Maintain communication with student's parents
• Attend quarterly host family get-togethers/trainings

Process

• Application
• Background check
• Pastoral reference
• Home visit
• Match with student

Benefits

• Give your family a broader perspective of the world
• Make a lifelong impact on a child
• Participate directly in world missions by discipling a future international Christian leader
• Build a strong bond with student and make lasting family memories

Support

• Initial training on hosting students well
• Ongoing training/support in handling cultural differences, helping students navigate culture shock, and dealing with emergencies
• Regular check-ins from International Student Program Director
• Host family team mutual support and encouragement

For more information, contact Kara Pabón, Director of International Programs, at kara.pabon@heritagechristian.net.