Host Family Requirements




Host Family Requirements

In order to ensure our students are staying in a safe, secure environment with their new families, we ask that all families adhere to the following requirements:

  • Provide a private bedroom with a bed, a dresser or closet, and a study area (a common area is acceptable).
  • Provide 3 meals a day, unless previously arranged with the student or program they are
    participating in. Sack lunches are typical for the mid-day meal.
  • Provide transportation to and from SHSU at pre-determined times, unless you live within walking distance to the campus.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Have a home visit by an OIP staff member.
  • Complete the Host Family Application as detailed as possible so a good match can be made, and include a recent family photo.
  • Attend the New Host Family Orientation (to be held prior to the program or semester you are hosting for).






Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737


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