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Homestay Program

One of the unique features of Asheville Christian Academy is the homestay program. Instead of an impersonal dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families constantly provides a much better learning environment and provides more focused social and emotional support. The goal for our homestay program is to provide an environment that upholds the mission of ACA through a loving and supportive family experience. Host families are chosen after background checks, reference checks, and personal interviews. 

Are you interested in making a difference in the life of an international student?

Hosting an international student is an incredible opportunity to evangelize through your own testimony. International students are excited to share information about food, customs, traditions and is a wonderful way to learn other cultures. Being a host family is a one-year commitment, but you will build a friendship for years to come. Host families receive a monthly stipend to help cover the added expenses. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to host families as well. 

Please click the link below to fill out the inquiry form or contact Julie Rasku at julie.rasku@acalion.org for more information on hosting an international student.