Most international students live with a Bethany host family, which is caring, friendly and genuinely interested in welcoming students into their home. Once we assign a host family it is expected that the student will remain there for one academic year. Term extensions are allowable upon review.

Host families are carefully chosen after background checks, personal interviews, reference checks and home inspections. Bethany maintains communication with the host family throughout the year.

If you would like to experience the joy and blessing of sharing your home and family life with someone from another culture, please take time to read about the program and complete the following paperwork:

  1. Read International and Residential Program Guidelines.
  2. Host Family Information Sheet. Submit online or download and return to school
  3. Host Reference Form. A pastor and one additional reference may submit online or download and return to the school in a sealed envelope.
  4. Background check facilitated by Bethany Christian Schools