Thank you for your interest in being a host family. Please read the below FAQs to understand the home-stay program better. For any further questions, please feel free to email us. 



Q: Why be a host family?

As a host family, you will allow your family, especially your children, to interact with kids from China. If your child is in Chinese immersion, he/she will have the opportunity to practice what they are learning in school in a more immersive environment at home with the exchange student.


Q: Are Host families paid?

Yes, you will receive $250 per student hosted. Also, for each student you host, you receive one free registration for your child for our summer Renaissance Academy Space Camp.


Q: what is required of the host family?

As a host family, you will provide your student with:

1. The opportunity to participate in your family's daily lives and events

2. The same care, support, and comfort you would another member of your family

3. A bed, not convertible or inflatable in nature; sharing a room with a child of the same gender that is close in age is fine

4. Two quality meals - breakfast and dinner Monday - Friday. Three quality meals Saturday and Sunday.


Q: What is the host family's financial obligation?

The host family will be responsible for the student's meals while in the home and also transportation to and from the school. The students will arrive with their own spending money for souvenirs. 


Q: will the host family need to cover medical expenses?

No, your student will be covered by a comprehensive health and liability policy while they are here.


Q: Does the student speak english?

Yes, all students have a demonstrated level of proficiency in English. Our students come to the U.S. with a desire to immerse themselves in the language and to improve their level of proficiency. 


Q: how long do students stay with host families?

The students will be here from July 14-28. They will be in summer camp classes Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Drop-off and Pick-up will all take place at Renaissance Academy - 3435 N 1120 E, Lehi, UT 84043.

Drop-off time: 8:30am

Pick-up time: 4:30pm


Q: Can i host more than one student?

Yes, you will receive $250 per student. Some host families decide hosting two is better than one and find the hosting experience is even more rewarding. 


Q: Can i bring the student to church?

Yes, you may.


Q: how do i apply?

Please fill out the Google Form that will be posted on the RA FEC Facebook group or APPLY HERE.