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SMC|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|Homestays


If you prefer to live with a host American family, you may wish to look into a Homestay Program.  These programs are arranged through private companies that charge a fee to match you with a compatible, pre-screened family.  Your living arrangements would depend on your personal preferences as well as those of the host family.  The host family often provides meals; typically the student would have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with members of the family.  In most cases, a refundable damage deposit will be charged in addition to the processing fee and the monthly rent. Prices vary greatly by company and facilities provided.  Each of these private companies has its own rules and regulations; SMC does not monitor or administer these programs.  Applications must be submitted directly to the organization and processed prior to your arrival.  Keep in mind that some of these companies require full payment in advance.
The following are some organizations that you may contact:

Apartment & Homestay - Universal Student Housing

424 Kelton Ave., Ste. 514
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310) 824-4908
Fax: (310) 824-2412

Global Student Services, USA Inc.

617 Beryl Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Tel: (310) 438-7485
Fax: (310) 496-1665

International Student Placements

Main Office
199 First Street, Suite #305
Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel: (650) 947-8879
Fax: (650) 948-1105

IHPS Homestays

Jim Bonaccorso
2500 East Foothill Blvd., STE 205
Pasadena, CA 91107
Tel: (626) 798-0209
Fax: (626) 602-3913

Regency West Company

12624 Rose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: (310) 930-5190
Fax: (310) 398-1009

Student International Housing Inc. (S.I.H.)

2204 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite #101-A
Torrance, CA 90501
Tel: (310) 320-4700
Fax: (310) 320-4744