International Student Homestay Program

Why Peoria Christian School’s Homestay Program?

Access - Our International students thrive by living with families of Peoria Christian School. They become immersed immediately into our vibrant, growing community of students, faculty and family. They reap the benefits of learning American culture, strengthening their English, and gaining friends in a safe, caring Christian environment.

Attributes - Our dynamic homestay program includes:

  • English speaking local Christian families

  • Transportation to and from school and events

  • All meals and snacks as needed

  • Inclusion in family outings and activies

  • A loving, welcoming and supportive environment

  • Church attendance with the host family

  • Monthly Check-in with Homestay Coordinator

Testimonies from host families

“We have hosted many students over the years. It is a joy to share in their lives and the cross cultural experience was a blessing to our whole family. We still keep in contact with our first student, and enjoy being a part of his life even now”. Mr. Mark - 9 years Host Parent


“My host family is the best part of my year this year. They are very nice to me and they always take care of me. My host brother is like my own brother. We make fun of each other and joke together. My host family makes me feel like I am right at home.” Victor - Senior Student


Acceptance - Our homestay families are vetted, screened and trained for their role as your host family. These families have a heart to share their home and support our International students in their transition to American life and school. They are genuinely eager to welcome your student and make him or her feel right at home.

Assistance - We offer dedicated support to our homestay families with training programs and monthly check-ins with our homestay coordinator. Our homestay families say having students in their homes has been a blessing to them. Our international students say that one of the best parts of their experiences has been the connections they have made with their host families. Our homestay coordinator and international student director work together to insure our students and host families are well taken care of.

Interested in becoming a host family? Contact Meaghan at for an application.