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).