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Are you interested in opening your home and your heart to one of our students?


   Most of our students reside in the dormitory in Wauwatosa, but WIA also provides an opportunity of a "flexible" homestay for the students that are interested in staying with American families. We are currently looking for homestay families located near our partners schools who may be interested in hosting one of our students in their home for a semester, a year, or longer. We offer a flexible length of stay, $900 stipend to offset expenses, and ongoing support for your family and your student through WIA. We are seeking families who are able to provide a safe and loving environment for our students and who have an interest in learning more about China’s fascinating culture!


   What sets us apart from other programs?


  • All of our students who qualify for homestay have already attended American schools for at least a semester and are academically successful, socially well adjusted, and comfortable speaking English.

  • Our program is flexible and provides long-term student support. Your student (and his/her host siblings) is welcome to come to WIA to participate in events and activities at any time. Your student is also welcome to spend the night at our dormitory when needed/desired.

  • We carefully match students with homestay families based on their interests, lifestyles, and personalities. You have the opportunity to meet your student before placement to assess whether it seems like a mutually good fit.


  Being a homestay family is a life-changing experience! You offer a student an exceptional opportunity to experience American culture in a deep and meaningful way and to build a connection with your family that may last a lifetime. It is through the generosity and openness of families like yours that we are able to offer this incredible experience to our students.


If you are interested in learning more about our program please call 414.312.8556 ext.510 or leave your name and contact information below, and we will contact you.


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